February 9-May 13, 2018
The first large-scale exhibition of fashions from Oscar-winning “Titanic” movie is a show-stopper! Titled “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie”, see 53 costumes inside Biltmore House and other locations on the estate. We took these photos during our sneak peek tour on February 7th!
You'll see the costumes during the regular self-guided tour, so there's no additional fee. For details on other things to do during your estate visit, see our Biltmore Insider's Guide. See below for ticket specials.
The exhibition represents the extensive wardrobes preferred by transatlantic travelers like George and Edith Vanderbilt in the early 1900s. Photo: Molly Brown, Countess of Rothes & Captain EJ Smith.
Each display has an information board so you can learn not only about the costumes, but also about the Vanderbilts’ extensive travels and connections to the Titanic.
The 1997 blockbuster “Titanic” movie starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, winning a record 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Costume Design. See the dress from the famous "I'm Flying" scene on the bow of the ship! Movie Photo ©1997 Courtesy of 20th Century Fox.
Glamour on Board Premium Guided Tour: For more in-depth information, take a 90-minute escorted tour with stories behind the costume design and creation. Also discover little-known details about passengers aboard Titanic and George and Edith Vanderbilt’s connection. Daily at 10 AM and 3:30 PM. $45/person (in addition to regular admission). Advance reservations are recommended. Call 1-800-411-3812
The costumes evoke the lifestyle of the era, when voyages on great ocean liners of the early 20th century offered luxury on ships known as “floating palaces.” First class passengers took every opportunity to see and be seen in the fashions of the time, including strolling the promenade deck and dining at elegant formal dinners.
Did you know George & Edith booked Titanic Cabins?
After spending the fall and winter of 1911 in Paris, the Vanderbilts decided to return home on the maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" Titanic. But George and Edith instead decided to sail on Titanic's sister ship Olympic a week earlier (departing April 3rd) when they learned friends and family would be on that ship. Since their plans changed at the last minute, their servants did not have time to pack six months worth of family belongings. So Footman Edwin Wheeler sailed with their remaining luggage on the Titanic a week later. He was one of the 1,516 people to perish.
Don't miss the "Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad" exhibition that opens March 15 at Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village near the Winery. It will give you a deeper insight into the family’s time at home and on their extensive travels throughout Europe and the Far East. Get a close-up look at many of the exotic and rare treasures they collected throughout their lives.
Admission to “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie” (self guided tour) is included in the general admission ticket price.
- Save $10/ticket when you buy on the Biltmore Estate website 7 days in advance. Through March 16, advance purchase admission start at $40/adult weekdays, $50/adult weekends. Advance purchase tickets increase to $55-$65/person after March 17.
- See our Biltmore Estate Insider's Guide for more specials and details for a Biltmore visit.
- The Inn on Biltmore Estate: Save up to $100/night in February & March! Rates start at $189/night. Book now online.
- Village Hotel: Save up to $75/night in February & March. Rates start at $139/night. Book now online.
More Biltmore Info
- See our Winter at Biltmore Guide for things to do in February & March.
- Read all about Biltmore Blooms that features and explosion of spring blossoms on March 20-May 25.
- See our complete Biltmore Insider's Guide for many other things to do and see on the estate.
Coming May 17th: The fabulous Chihuly Glass Sculptures in the Biltmore Gardens.
This is the fourth annual Biltmore costume exhibition. See photos from Dressing for Drama (2017).
Rates: From $199
Rate: From $159