2020 Vermont Tourism Network Guide

– 75 – Visit VermontTourismNetwork.com for more information about Vermont and these businesses. SOUTHERN VERMONT Green Mountain Railroad Chester to Ludlow Let the Green Mountain Railroad take you on a nostalgic journey through Vermont’s scenic countryside. The Green Mountain Railroad is proud to introduce our new dinner train departing from Burlington fromMay through October on the weekends. Enjoy a threecourse gourmet dinner on a threehour journey from Burlington to Middlebury in one of our historic dining cars with a guidebook to help you along the way. Special excursions from Burlington include Mother’s Day Brunch, Father’s Day Rail & Sail and our Independence Day Fireworks train. Scenic Fall Foliage excursions from Chester run through September and October. • Charters — Vermont Rail System passenger trains are available yearround for charters and special events. Reserve a coach on one of our scheduled trains or rent the entire train on the day of your choosing. Our trains are perfect for special occasions such as tour groups, birthday parties, weddings, holiday events, school trips or company functions. • Tickets— Tickets can be purchased online or by phone. • Station Locations — Burlington: One Main Street, Burlington; Chester: 563 Depot Street (Rte. 103), Chester. Parking available. Contact: 18007073530 • email: passenger@vrs.us.com web: www.trainridesvt.com ATTRACTION  Chester  Ludlow ATTRACTION Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Manchester Tour the home where three generations of Lincolns lived. It was built by presidential son, Robert Lincoln in 1905, during his tenure as president of the Pullman Car Co., the world’s largest manufacturing company at that time. Guests experience the 412 acre estate’s Welcome Center, TheMuseum Store; home and gardens; Lincoln exhibit, including one of Abe’s iconic stovepipe hats; 1903 Pullman car, Sunbeam, “Many Voices” exhibit (a site on the Vermont African American Heritage Trail); goat dairy and cheesemaking facility. The sustainable agriculture project in the Dene features a newmultiuse greenhouse designed for teaching and supporting the Dene Farm operation. It also includes: a variety of farm animals; pollinator and Bobolink sanctuaries; a wetland observation deck, 600’ floating boardwalk; and miles of scenic walking trails. Exciting things happen when a historic site with deep roots in the past commits to putting new roots, literally and figuratively, in the good earth for the future. Dates of Operation: Yearround. Daily. Closed major holidays. Group Policy and Rates: Groups of 20 or more. Guided tours by reservation only, based on availability. $16.00 per person, escort and driver complimentary. Behind the Scenes Archives Tours and other Addons add $6.00 per person. Garden Presentation and Q &A with Hildene Horticulturist add $6.00 per person. Catered lunches available by reservation. Allow 4 hours for your visit. Contact: Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, 1005 Hildene Road, P.O. Box 377, Manchester, VT 05254 8023621788 • Fax 8023621564 • info@hildene.org • www.hildene.org 