JWG (jwg) wrote,

Hildene - the Lincoln Family Home

Every year on Labor Day weekend, a bunch of us go camping - usually in Vermont. This time among other things that we did (most of the time seems to be spent preparing food, eating, it and cleaning up) we went to Hildene. The mansion was built by Robert Todd Lincoln and was the Lincoln family home for many years. In addition to being the son of the president he was the Chairman of the Pullman Company, which was a huge manufacturing company in the early 20th century.

The house is very nice - well furnished of course. The exhibit was supposed to include a Lincoln stovepipe hat but the sign said it was being shown somewhere else. In addition to the house there were lovely gardens, a small railroad museum with a very fancy pullman car, and a shed with interesting tools.

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Tags: camping, museums, vermont

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