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The Construction of Biltmore House

Posted on 03/12/2019 by Judy Ross

Seeing the majestic appearance of Biltmore House today, you almost believe it was always part of the landscape. In reality, it was a monumental construction project as these photos from the...

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Remembering the 1898 April Engagement of George Vanderbilt and Edith Dresser

Posted on 03/05/2019 by Judy Ross

In celebration of the April 1898 engagement of George Vanderbilt and Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, we ask an important question: what would you wear for a portrait commemorating your engagement to...

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Dinner is Served

Posted on 03/04/2019 by Leeann Donnelly

The Banquet Hall table in Biltmore House has been set for dinner. Won’t you join us? For the first time in many years, the 40-foot-long table in the Banquet Hall is set with its full Gilded-...

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Tulips in the Walled Garden: A Brief History

Posted on 02/28/2019 by Amy Dangelico

Each spring, thousands upon thousands of beautiful and brightly colored tulips fill the formal flowerbeds of the Walled Garden. Their vivid hues—this year, boasting warm shades of reds and...

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Too Pretty To Eat: Creating Faux Food For Our New Exhibition

Posted on 02/28/2019 by Jean Sexton

With all the glamorous details for A Vanderbilt House Party – The Gilded Age, including clothing reproduced from the Vanderbilt family’s photos and portraits, the stunning array of...

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