The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad Exhibition
At Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village & Winery
Discover a new perspective on the lives and unique personalities of George, Edith, and Cornelia Vanderbilt—both at Biltmore and during their travels abroad.
The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad exhibition is the result of countless hours of dedicated research and historical detective work. Thanks to Edith's love of photography, visitors will get a very personal glimpse at family photos of life as a Vanderbilt, as seen through the viewfinder of one of Edith's Kodak cameras.
Also on display are remnants from Biltmore's resort-like atmosphere. From saddles to guns to antique golf balls, each of these items is a testament to the tradition of sport and recreation at Biltmore.
The Vanderbilts traveled as they lived—in the highest comfort and style, as evidenced by the silver tea service used in George's private rail car and Edith's rare Louis Vuitton trunk. Visitors will also hear of the recently discovered connection between the Vanderbilts and the fateful maiden voyage of the Titanic. Several objects will be on display, courtesy of the Titanic Attraction.
During their research, curators discovered that the Vanderbilts owned several early Harley-Davidson motorcycles in addition to their 1913 Stevens-Duryea. As a testament to George Vanderbilt's intellectual curiosity, modern fascination, and love of travel, a rare 1920 model 20-J tandem seat Harley Davidson on loan courtesy of The Wheels Through Time Museum—just like the one owned by the Vanderbilts, will be on display in addition to Napoleon's chess set and Japanese Samurai swords and armor as a part of The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad.
This exhibition is included in your Biltmore Admission.