Winter Savings & Serenity
In the early months of the year, Biltmore offers a peaceful retreat following the hectic pace of the holidays. Winter specials include lowest admission of the year.
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Dressing Downton Exhibition
February 5-May 25, 2015
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See 40 costumes from the popular PBS series “Downton Abbey" showcased in rooms throughout the Biltmore House in groupings inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore.
Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad
Open All Year
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The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad features never-before-seen treasures from the Vanderbilt collection, This display focuses on the lives and personalities of George, Edith and Cornelia Vanderbilt, taking center stage in Antler Hill Village’s Legacy building. Enjoy a close-up look at exotic and rare items they collected throughout their lives, including an extraordinary collection of Samurai armor and an intricate Cartier vanity and lipstick case encrusted with diamonds and jade.
Biltmore Blooms festival of flowers
March 20–May 25, 2015
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Orchids begin the blooming spectacular, followed by 75,000 tulips with stunning floral displays across the estate that celebrate the majesty of Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy. Enjoy live music daily in the Winter Garden in Biltmore House and the Conservatory, and daily seminars at A Gardener’s Place.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 5, 2015
The Easter Rabbit makes his annual appearance on Biltmore’s Front Lawn on Easter Sunday, along with special children’s entertainment including magic shows, music, storytelling, crafts and photos with the Easter Rabbit. Highlighting the day are the grand Easter Egg Hunts at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Children ages 2-9 years old may attend the hunt for free when accompanied by an estate pass holder or a ticketed adult. Day-of registration will be required. Bring your own basket or bag to collect eggs!
International Rose Trail Competition
May 29-30, 2015
Since 2011, Biltmore’s Rose Garden has been home to the trials in which more than 90 varieties from growers and breeders worldwide have been planted and cared for by Biltmore’s expert horticulturalists. Each trial lasts two years and a permanent jury judges the roses four times per year. An international jury will select the winning roses in 12 categories. A special ticket package is available for attending competition events, including a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception in the Rose Garden at 6:30 PM on Friday, competition day on Saturday with 9 AM judging and 11 AM tour of the gardens and awards presentation and lunch at 12:30 PM.
Biltmore Outdoor Summer Concert Series
July & August
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On several evenings, Biltmore House and the Blue Ridge Mountains serve as backdrop for amazing musical experiences during Biltmore’s annual concert series on the South Terrace of Biltmore House. It's an incomparable setting for enjoying an eclectic variety of music under a canopy of stars. Reservations are required.
Summer at Biltmore
May 26-Sept. 7, 2015
Explore Biltmore’s 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and exploring our gardens and grounds. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.
Fall at Biltmore
See fall colors and enjoy special events. See our Fall at Biltmore Guide.
Christmas at Biltmore Estate
November 6-January 10, 2016
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Holidays arrive at America’s largest home in style. More than a century ago, George Vanderbilt chose this magical season as the time to unveil his new home to family and friends. On Christmas Eve 1895, he opened Biltmore House’s doors for a regal yuletide celebration. Christmas at Biltmore promises another extravagant celebration, complete with more than 50 Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland and lights, live music and inspirational holiday demonstrations await our guests. Biltmore House Christmas Photos