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Lincoln slept here: President’s son’s mansion provides hospitality, history

The Robert Todd Lincoln mansion Hildene in Manchester, Vt. The Georgian Revival home was built in 1905 by Robert Todd Lincoln, the only one of the president's four children to survive to adulthood. (Toby Talbot/The Associated Press)
The Robert Todd Lincoln mansion Hildene in Manchester, Vt. The Georgian Revival home was built in 1905 by Robert Todd Lincoln, the only one of the president's four children to survive to adulthood. (Toby Talbot/The Associated Press)
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MANCHESTER, Vt. — Abe Lincoln was born in a log cabin but his son built himself a mansion. Robert Todd Lincoln, the president’s only child to survive to adulthood, built the Georgian Revival home, called Hildene, as a seasonal dream home for his wife, Mary Harlan Lincoln, and their children. But Hildene is no dusty museum. On 412 acres between two spectacular mountain ranges, the homestead offers a feeling of warmth, family and hospitality along ...

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