Putting Preservation First
“The preservation of Biltmore as a privately-owned, profitable, working estate.”
—Biltmore’s mission as stated by William A.V. Cecil, grandson of George and Edith Vanderbilt
A National Historic Landmark, Biltmore features America’s Largest Home®, more than 150 additional structures, and Frederick Law Olmsted’s beautifully designed landscapes.
Ongoing preservation efforts include maintaining the 250-room home, 8,000 acres of carefully managed gardens, forests, farmlands, and wildlife habitats, and original estate structures.
Preservation Spotlight: The Oak Sitting Room
One of many extraordinary accomplishments by our Museum Services team, the restoration of the Oak Sitting Room took nearly 15 years to complete. This elegant room offers a more intimate look at the Vanderbilt family’s private apartment.
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