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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. Located on 412 acres between two spectacular mountain ranges, the homestead offers a feeling of warmth, family and hospitality along with the history lessons.