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10 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Biltmore House In North Carolina

As America’s largest privately owned home, and an iconic image in North Carolina culture, architecture, and a little wealth and lavish living…it’s no surprise the Biltmore Estate is the most popular destination in North Carolina. Each year, over 1 million people visit the Biltmore to explore the lavish gardens, the 250 rooms (those that you can visit) and of course, the sheer experience of it all. While many know the basic facts about this North Carolina gem, some facts fly under the radar, like these 10.

Wow, some of those surprised me while some were just really interesting to know! You learn something new every day, right? Which ones surprised you the most and are there any you want to add to the list?

If you didn’t know already, the Biltmore Estate is also a famous haunted destination in North Carolina. Between George’s library and Edith’s pool parties, the Vanderbilts really couldn’t let go. Read about it here, along with 14 other terrifying North Carolina paranormal encounters!

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com