The History of an American Icon
Discover the estate’s origin, its evolution from country home to beloved national treasure, and the family responsible for its creation and preservation.
Explore significant moments in Biltmore’s rich history, from George Vanderbilt’s birth to the construction of Biltmore House to the present day.
The Vanderbilt Family
Today, Biltmore House is a National Historic Landmark known as America’s Largest Home®. Before it became one of North Carolina’s most popular tourist destinations, it was simply “home” to the Vanderbilt family.
Meet the key figures in Biltmore history whose contributions had the greatest impacts upon the estate’s conception and enduring legacy.
A Unique Collection
From objects George Vanderbilt acquired during his many trips abroad to pieces commissioned by his descendants and beyond, the collection of more than 92,000 items housed at Biltmore is vast and varied.
EXPLORE OUR HISTORY IN PERSON
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