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Olmsted’s Deliberate Approach

Posted on 02/06/2017 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

The three-mile Approach Road that meanders from Biltmore Village up to Biltmore House is not there by accident—it’s the result of a very intentional and complex design by Frederick Law...

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Literary Guests of Biltmore House

Posted on 02/01/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(1)

While we aren’t sure exactly when they met, George Vanderbilt and author Edith Wharton likely knew each other most of their lives. Both were born into New York society in 1862 and both moved...

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Bold backdrop inspires Claude Bedding

Posted on 01/16/2017 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

In 2011, our curators completed a major project on the second floor of Biltmore House, allowing guests to see four grand bedrooms restored to their original splendor. Known as the Louis XV Suite,...

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George Vanderbilt: One of the Best Read Men in the Country

Posted on 01/16/2017 by Amy Dangelico Comments(2)

While other members of the Vanderbilt family were recognized for their lavish parties or successes in the stock market, when it came to George, the press instead focused on his love of learning and,...

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On the Archivist’s Desk: A Century’s Worth of Records

Posted on 01/09/2017 by Amy Dangelico

Biltmore archivist Jill Hawkins is responsible for cataloging, managing, and preserving Biltmore’s historic records. With over a century’s worth of manuscripts, books, photographs,...

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