2019 Vermont Tourism Network Guide

– 75 – Visit VermontTourismNetwork.com for more information about Vermont and these businesses. SOUTHERN VERMONT Green Mountain Railroad Chester to Ludlow All aboard! as the GreenMountain Railroad takes you on a special trip through Vermont's scenic countryside. Enjoy themajesty of the GreenMountains with a two hour round trip scenic excursion fromChester during the Fall or enjoy a four coursemeal on the Green Mountain Dinner Train. Viewmountains, rivers, andwildlife from thewindows of our historic rail cars. • Scheduled Trains— Dinner trains depart fromBurlington on Friday and Saturday nights all summer long fromMemorial Dayweekend through Labor Dayweekend. Special event trains includeMother’s Day Brunch, Father's Day Rail & Sail and the Independence Day train ride into Burlington for the 3rd of July celebration. Foliage excursions and dinner trains depart from Chester during September andOctober. • Charters— Vermont Rail Systempassenger trains are available year-round 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: OneMain Street, Burlington; Depot Street (Rte. 103), Chester. Parking available at both locations. Contact: 1-800-707-3530 • email: passenger@vrs.us.com •web: www.rails-vt.com• Facebook: www.facebook.com/vermonttrainrides 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 Palace Car Co., the world’s largest manufacturing company in the world at the 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 cheese-making facility. The sustainable agriculture project in The Dene features a new visitor friendly multi-use greenhouse designed for teaching and supporting the farm operation; pollinator and Bobolink sanctuary, observation deck, 600’ wetland floating boardwalk; and miles of 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: Year-round. Daily. Closed major holidays. Group Policy and Rates: Groups of 20 or more. Guided tours by reservation only, based on availability. $15.00 per person, escort and driver complimentary. Behind the Scenes Archives Tour add $5.00 per person. Garden Powerpoint Presentation by Hildene Horticulturist add $5.00 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 802-362-1788 • Fax 802-362-1564 • info@hildene.org • www.hildene.org 

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