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Remembering our Christmas past

Posted on 11/20/2015 by Jean Sexton

Christmas has always been celebrated in grand style at Biltmore and the festivities have always included a special party for employees of the estate. While George Vanderbilt was still a bachelor,...

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Celebrating a Gilded Age Christmas

Posted on 11/10/2015 by Jean Sexton Comments(5)

Each year, our floral department selects a theme inspired by the Vanderbilt era, and they interpret it throughout the entire estate, from Biltmore House to Antler Hill Village & Winery, plus...

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Behind Biltmore’s Hidden Doors

Posted on 09/21/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan Comments(5)

Biltmore House was designed both for aesthetics and hospitality. Concealed doors, such as the one pictured above in the Billiard Room, were designed to create a seamless appearance but provide...

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Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film

Posted on 08/18/2015 by Leeann Donnelly

This wedding dress worn by Emma Thompson in “Sense and Sensibility” will appear in “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film,” an exhibition of film costumes at Biltmore...

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Caring For a Fragile Part of Biltmore History

Posted on 08/17/2015 by Jean Sexton Comments(2)

If you have a set of fine china or crystal handed down in your family, you can imagine the care it takes to clean and preserve all the place settings and glasses in the Biltmore collection! There...

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