Top 5 Downton Abbey-Related Activities at Biltmore

All Things Biltmore • 11/07/19

Written By Amy Dangelico

From November 8, 2019 through April 7, 2020, Biltmore is hosting Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, an immersive, must-see event that pays homage to the show.

The multimedia display in Amherst at Deerpark includes holograms, video, and life-size imagery—plus some of the series’ most recognizable sets, including Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen and the gossip-fueled servants’ quarters.

The estate has a variety of additional offerings that connect to the exhibition. Here are our top 5 picks:

Costumes from Downton Abbey on display
The limited-time exhibition continues in Antler Hill Village with costumes on display at The Biltmore Legacy.

5. Costumes at The Biltmore Legacy

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition itself extends to The Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village where more than 50 official costumes from the series’ six-season run—worn by actors such as Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, and Dame Maggie Smith—will be on display.

Afternoon Tea
Served in The Dining Room at The Inn, Afternoon Tea transports you to the Vanderbilts’ and the Crawleys’ era.

4. Afternoon Tea at The Inn

Afternoon Tea is a delightful traditional that was enjoyed by the Vanderbilts and the Crawleys alike. The Dining Room at The Inn on Biltmore Estate® offers a unique take on this service daily. Enjoy fine cheeses, sweet and savory canapés, and a selection of teas from one of the world’s finest purveyors.

Tea sets
Our charming estate shops offer a wide range of Downton Abbey-inspired items, including a variety of lovely tea sets.

3. Downton Abbey-Inspired Products

For a limited-time, shops throughout the estate are offering a variety of Downton-inspired items. Browse fashions such as fascinators, jewelry, scarves, hat pins, and more—inspired by the styles worn by characters in the show. Tea sets, books, and additional accessories relating to the era are also available.

Biltmore Sub-Basement
Our newest tour takes you into rarely seen areas of Biltmore House, such as fascinating parts of the Sub-Basement.

2. Through The Servants’ Eyes Tour

Developed exclusively to coincide with Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, Through the Servants’ Eyes is a brand new behind-the-scenes tour. Hear the fascinating stories of those who worked and lived on the estate while visiting rarely seen servants’ areas including the Boiler Room, Butler’s Pantry, and beyond.

The Inn and Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate
With so much to see and do at Biltmore during this exciting time, stay overnight to ensure you have time to experience it all.

1. Special Overnight Packages

Both The Inn on Biltmore Estate® and Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate® offer exclusive Downton Abbey: The Exhibition overnight packages to ensure you have time to see and do it all. Packaged stays include admission to Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, admission to Biltmore House, Afternoon Tea, and more.

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gina Bridges

Can someone answer this question…. If you purchase and evening admission to the Biltmore Estate that includes admission to the Downton Abbey Exhibit but can you go into that exhibit before 7PM which is the earliest time available for the evening admission ??? That would not give a person much time to see the exhibit and still tour the estate.

I understand that the exhibition is in 2 locations. As an annual pass holder do I need to purchase an additional ticket to view the exhibits at both locations? I thought I heard while on hold trying to call for this information that the Legacy exhibit was free to pass holders.

Beth Chitwood
Beth Chitwood

How much time should I allow to see the Downton Abbey Exhibit in both locations?

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Extend your visit with an overnight stay.

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