This was Robert Todd Lincoln's bedroom. The bed is similar to the bed in the Abraham Lincoln bedroom in the White House. Robert Todd Lincoln had already graduated from Harvard when his father, President Lincoln was reelected president in 1865.
This was the laundry maid's room on the first floor in the servants wing of the house. It too had a built in wall of compartments. These were used for storing the laundered and ironed clothes and linens of the owners and their houseguests. I've never seen anything quite like this in any other historic American mansion.
A lady tourist volunteered to take our picture in the formal gardens. We started chatting with her and learned that she graduated from Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia. Just down the street from Franconia Elementary where I used to work.
The formal French gardens were so lovely overlooking the rural mountain setting. Lots and lots of pink and white flowers in a sea of green.
White coneflowers and white Madonna lilies in this final picture of Hildene.