Kids - if we asked you what the LARGEST private house in the USA was, what would you say? Would you think it would be the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina? If that was your answer - you would be right!
If you want a truly impressive trip through history in a spectacular feat of architecture and gardens, then this is the place for you! Kids might not just believe their eyes.
Biltmore Estate is set on a HUGE 8,000 acres, and features a 250 room chateau, built by George Vanderbilt. It's as impressive today as it would have been over a century ago when it was first built.
During your visit, you can enjoy a self-guided tour of the house, as well as the stunning gardens all around it. Have you heard of landscape architect Frederick Law? If you haven't - you will certainly know who he is after your visit!
The self-guided your takes you on a marked route, and you will find knowledgeable guides along the way who can help answer any questions you may have! The tour will take between 90 minutes and 2 hours, but of course you're on your own pace, which is a great way to be seeing a historic property with kids.
They can just imagine the sights and sounds of the family who lived there 100 years before. What would they have been like? How are their lives different?
Your admission also includes a free visit to Antler Hill Village and Winery - parents that ones for you, especially with your free wine your and tasting!
If you want to enjoy a guided tour, Biltmore Estate have a few options, including the regular guided tour, a rooftop tour, and even a behind the scenes tour too! You can even take a tour of the grounds too
An incredible part of America's history, and a stunning place to take the kids on your next family day out in North Carolina.
Kids - history is waiting - and so is the LARGEST home!
$50 - $75
Ages 10 - 16 receive 50% off adult price.
Discounts for week advance purchase online
9 ears with paying adult.
Biltmore welcomes pets on the property. For the safety of pets and horses, pets are not allowed at Biltmore Equestrian Center or on horse trails.
Check out everything there is to offer on the website first, so you don't miss out on any tours or experiences you might love, including seasonal fun!
There are a few places you can find food in Antler Hill Village, including a bistro, tavern, and seafood!
Healthy Eating There are healthy options in the many restaurants at Antler Village! Take your pick!
With such a rich history it would be a shame for the kids not to experience it! Give them a call about group tours
There are gifts, apparel and books to name a few great souvenir ideas from the Biltmore retail store. You can also take home Biltmore inspired homewares too!
The First and Second Floors have elevator service and are accessible by wheelchair. Due to the historic architecture, many floors have stairs and are not wheelchair accessible. Biltmore does offer discounts for guests that are not able to access other areas of Biltmore House
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Hours of each section of the house vary so check ahead
Year round, open 365 days
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