Special Exhibits at Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate Special Exhibits

See rotating, special exhibits at Biltmore Estate, included in your admission!

Throughout 2017
Read about Vanderbilt romance in the Legacy building in Antler Hill Village with stories that cover 60 years of Vanderbilt and Cecil Family weddings at Biltmore. See the Lee family veil worn by Mary Lee Ryan for her marriage to George Vanderbilt’s grandson, William A.V. Cecil, and also by her first cousin Jacqueline Lee Bouvier for her marriage to future U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Plus, the Oscar-winning designer John Bright in London recreated the wedding gown worn by Cornelia Vanderbilt in her marriage to John Cecil in 1924 (pic above) just for this exhibit.

Summer 2017
See two special exhibits in Antler Hill Village from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017. First is an elaborate model railroad "Vanderbilt Railway" with buildings from some the travels of George and Edith (video above). Also see a LEGO Biltmore House in the Wine Shop. Read more.

February 8-May 13, 2018
The next costume exhibition inside Biltmore House is "Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie" with 45 costumes from the movie. Read more!

Past Exhibits

February 10-July 4, 2017
The costume exhibition, Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, features classic literary works and the popular movies that brought them to life. The Hollywood costumes are inspired by favorite stories in George Vanderbilt’s 22,000-volume library. More than 40 elaborate costumes can be seen inside Biltmore House. Read more.

2016: Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film
A special costume exhibit features wedding dresses and attire from major motion pictures inside the Biltmore House. See mementos from Vanderbilt and Cecil family weddings and special occasions at The Biltmore Legacy. Read more!

Vanderbilts Exhibit at Biltmore

Exhibit for 2015: "The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad"

Biltmore Special Exhibit Vanderbilt

Although the Vanderbilts were world-travelers, daily life at Biltmore House was a peaceful refuge from the rigors of high society. 

Dressing Downton
See photos from the big Downton Abbey costume display from early 2015.

Go to the Biltmore Estate Web site for more information, current deals and to purchase discounted tickets online.

February 9-May 13, 2018
The first large-scale exhibition of fashions from “Titanic,” the Oscar-winning film that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is coming to Biltmore in February 2018... read more
The Biltmore House is even more magical when adorned for the holidays - complete with 55 elaborate hand-decorated trees including the favorite 35-ft. live Fraser fir... read more
The Vision
In the late 1880s, George W. Vanderbilt, then a young man of 25, came upon the perfect spot in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains for a 250-room French Renaissance chateau to be... read more