2022 Vermont Group Tour Manual

Vermont Tourism Network | 34 1005 Hildene Rd., Manchester Eileen Laverty 802-367-7962 | eileen@hildene.org | hildene.org Group Policy and Rates: $18 per person for groups of 20 or more. Tour leader and driver are complimentary. For groups of 10-20 persons, please contact tours@hildene.org for additional pricing and options. 75 Main St., Bennington 802-447-1571, ext. 203 | grouptours@benningtonmuseum.org | benningtonmuseum.org Group Policy and Rates: All group tours require a minimum of 10 people and must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. For all tours the bus driver and group tour leader receive complimentary admission and a 10% discount in the Museum Store. Offer self-guided tours, guided museum tours, Old Bennington step-on tour, and lunch at the museum. Ce/ebratioo a/ the Peonies i 7iilJeneThe L~ Family Home The Gardens at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home Manchester Hildene was built by presidential son, Robert Lincoln in 1905 as his ancestral home.The gardenshereare an attraction in their own right. Early to mid-Junemore than 1,000 peony blossoms fill the formal garden.Thisphenomenon, known as the "Celebration of Peonies," was named aTop 100Event by ABA. Thegarden isdesigned to resemble astained glass window; the privet the lead, the flowers the glass. Colorful perennialsreplace peonies into the summer. Behind theWelcome Center, which is located in the original carriage barn, are vegetable, butterfly, cutting, kitchen, and observation gardens. Acatered lunch and/or Garden PowerPoint Presentation and Q & Awith Hildene's Horticulturist are popular add-ons for groups. TheHildene experience also includes the Lincolns' home, President Lincoln's hat, exhibits, goat dairy, cheese-making facility, 1903 Pullman Palace car, Welcome Center and The MuseumStore. Bennington Museum, Bennington Showcasing the Diversity ofVermont from Its Earliest Days to the Present with the region's diverse arts, rich history, andculture ofinnovation. On viewJune 27 through November 3, 2020 - Robert Frost, ''At Present in Vermont." A special combined tour has been created for thisexhibition. See below. A treat for quilters, the magnificent1863 DearJaneQuilt - on view from Labor Day through Columbus Day. TheMuseum holds the largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings in the world with many always on view. From the Militaryand Early Firearms Gallery commemorating the Battle of Bennington to Mid-CenturyModern offering paintings by mid-20th century modernists. Gilded Age Vermont featuring the 1924 Martin Wasp Touring Car and one of the oldest "stars and stripes" in existence. Wheelchair accessible. 0