Building Biltmore Estate was the vision of George Vanderbilt, an heir to the Vanderbilt fortune. Construction began in 1889 and the house opened in 1895 on Christmas day.
The four-story country house spans 4 acres, covering 175,000 square feet. The estate encompasses 125,000 acres in total.
Today Biltmore Estate is a faithfully preserved National Historic Landmark where the public is welcome 365 days a year.
Tickets for admission Biltmore Estate start at $39 per adult (2005 price) and include entry to Biltmore House, Biltmore Gardens, Biltmore Winery, and Biltmore Farm Village.
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