The new exhibition, “A Vanderbilt House Party - The Gilded Age” will run from February 9 through May 27.

Meghan Overdeep
November 15, 2018
The Biltmore Company

Ever wondered what it would be like to attend a soiree hosted by George and Edith Vanderbilt during the years they called the colossal Biltmore Estate home? Well now’s your chance!

Beginning February 9, 2019, the North Carolina estate will be transformed into “the scene of a festive celebration hosted by the Vanderbilts” in a new exhibition, A Vanderbilt House Party - The Gilded Age

Drawing on old letters, photographs, and documents from the Vanderbilt archives, the curatorial team has crafted a one-of-a-kind experience that will transport visitors back to the gilded glamour of the turn of the 20th century—the time when George and Edith Vanderbilt threw some of the best parties in the land.

The Biltmore Company

Each clothing vignette (based on the Vanderbilt’s actual wardrobes) will be paired with its own story courtesy of a new audio-guided tour using high-tech 360-degree sound techniques.  According to a press release, the narration is “based on those who lived and worked in Biltmore House, and features a butler recounting the leisurely days and glamorous evenings the Vanderbilts’ guests enjoyed.” Swoon.

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Tours of A Vanderbilt House Party are included in Biltmore daytime admission. The audio-guided exhibition tour is free with online ticket purchases or for an additional fee with on-site purchase. The exhibit will run through May 27, 2019. Visit Biltmore.com for more information.