Hands-On Learning at the Barn


Antler Hill Barn is a one-of-a-kind structure designed by Richard Howland Hunt, son of Biltmore House architect Richard Morris Hunt. In the early 1900s, it stabled draft horses and mules; provided storage for hay, grain, and farm equipment; and housed the smithy and other work areas. The Barn also served as a social gathering place for the families of estate workers who called Biltmore home.

Today, the Barn serves as a venue for experiential educational programs linked to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Students can learn about farm life, explore the unique technological features of the Barn, and interact with animals in the Farmyard. Curriculum varies according to program and grade and may include:

  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Math
  • English Language Arts
  • Information Skills
  • Healthy Living
  • Visual Arts
People sitting around tables outside the Antler Hill Barn