Our 8,000-acre backyard provides natural habitat for a variety of beautiful creatures, both wild and domestic. Meet them, explore their habits, and learn about their environments with engaging, informative activities that invite you to expand your Biltmore knowledge in a new way.

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Feathered Friends

Spend time with the birds who call Biltmore home! Hear basic information and fun facts about our local birds, both wild and domestic, as well as stories about famous Biltmore birds like Coco the parrot. You’ll visit our Wild Bird Feeder Station, a Bluebird Box, and our Farmyard where you’ll meet many of the birds up close. From chickadees to chickens, you’ll have ample opportunity to enjoy getting to know the estate’s fine feathered friends.

Maximum of 15 participants. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

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Cost

$15 per person, kids 5 & under free

Hours

Sat. at 9 a.m.
Mon. & Thurs. at 9 a.m. for Around the Farm package guests

Location

Antler Hill Village

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Bluebird Walk

Explore the fascinating world of the Eastern Bluebird with one of our expert guides! Not only will you learn about the history and life patterns of this beautiful bird and the development and maintenance of Biltmore’s Bluebird Program, you’ll also discover how you can help birds in your community. Conclude this enjoyable, informative experience by joining your guide on an easy walk to perform hands-on work checking and evaluating Bluebird Boxes on the estate.

Maximum of six participants. To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties.

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Cost

$25 per person, kids 3 & under free

Hours

Fri. at 9 a.m., Sun. at 3:30 p.m.

Location

Antler Hill Village

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Falconry

Discover the ancient art of falconry on Biltmore’s historic grounds. Learn how to handle a trained hawk or falcon, then experience the inimitable thrill of a raptor flying to and landing upon your gloved hand. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with one of these majestic birds of prey.

Maximum of 6 participants.

To participate in this activity, guest must have a daytime ticket, a Biltmore Annual Pass, or a stay at one of the estate’s splendid overnight properties. Must be 8 years of age or older to participate. Guests under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. Guests encouraged to dress for the weather and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Passholders and overnight guests receive a 10% discount.

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Cost

$125 per person plus tax for participants
$75 per person plus tax for observers; observer ticket sold only in conjunction with participant ticket

Hours

Thursday & Saturday, 9 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Location

Estate Grounds

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