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Etched in stone: the façade of Biltmore House

Posted on 03/18/2015 by Judy Ross

George Vanderbilt and his architect Richard Morris Hunt put careful consideration into each material used to construct Biltmore House. While the underlying walls are brick, the architect chose to...

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Craftsmen add their expertise to Dressing Downton exhibition

Posted on 02/12/2015 by Judy Ross

As you marvel at the costumes in the Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times™ exhibition, take a moment to look at details of the displays in Biltmore House. What? You haven...

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First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School

Posted on 09/05/2014 by Sharon Bell

A little bit of the past caught up with Biltmore last week when actors portraying George Vanderbilt, Frederick Law Olmsted, Gifford Pinchot and Carl Schenck were on property to film scenes for a...

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Cornelia Vanderbilt’s wedding - A sweet discovery

Posted on 04/29/2014 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(3)

Monday's post covered a multitude of details surrounding the wedding of Cornelia Vanderbilt and John Cecil on April 29, 1924. Today we dig even deeper into one particular detail that our...

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Spring Babies Wake Up the Biltmore Farmyard!

Posted on 03/25/2014 by Leeann Donnelly

More babies are due to join the Biltmore family as the Farmyard’s other Boer goat will deliver her kids in early April, and Iris, our Alpine dairy goat, will birth her kid in late April or...

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