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Historic Preservation

Preserving Our Past, Ensuring Our Future

Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, is a National Historic Landmark featuring America’s Largest Home® designed by Richard Morris Hunt, with surrounding landscapes created by Frederick Law Olmsted.

Preservation efforts include maintaining the 250-room home and its magnificent collections, plus 8,000 acres of carefully managed gardens, forests, farmlands, wildlife habitats, and original estate structures.

From estate admission tickets and Annual Passes to Biltmore wines, overnight accommodations, dining, shopping, and more, your purchases contribute to our mission of preservation. Thank you for being part of an ongoing story.

Preservation in Action

Preservation efforts are underway now to restore the historic bricks and drainage system in the Stable Courtyard.

Beautiful and ornate, the Banquet Hall's chandeliers were recently inspected as part of an assessment of major architectural elements in Biltmore House.

The Winery clock tower features an original clock that was once an integral feature of Biltmore’s dairy operation. The clock is currently undergoing restoration.

Biltmore staff members prepare to hang Belle-Île, le chenal de Port-Goulphar, one of two landscapes by artist Claude Monet in the Salon of Biltmore House. Both paintings were recently conserved to restore their original appearance and are displayed in period-appropriate frames.

One of the two small islands that Frederick Law Olmsted designed for the Bass Pond disappeared over time. Our landscaping crews used Olmsted’s original notes to restore the feature in 2022.

Biltmore staff members cleaned and restored the Tapestry Gallery’s 90-foot-long expanse of herringbone-patterned oak flooring, bringing it back to its original beauty.

In a two-year multi-step process, Asheville artist Alex Irvine re-created Woman Reading with Dog, an outdoor sculpture on the Library Terrace. Due to age and exposure, the original terracotta piece had deteriorated and was moved into storage.

One of two massive lanterns in front of Deerpark Restaurant. The pair once graced the New York City home of George Vanderbilt’s father and have recently been restored to their original appearance.

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