The Biltmore

February 6, 2008 at 4:47 pm | Posted in On Air | 7 Comments

biltmore1.jpgIt’s America’s largest private home, and can boast America’s most visited winery, and is among the favorite places in the South chosen by people who live in the South.  The Biltmore Estate is, without question, one of North Carolina’s biggest, most famous and most visited places.  Friday, February 8, we talk with George Vanderbilt’s great-grandson, Bill Cecil, Jr., President and CEO of the Biltmore, about the history of the house and how it became a public tourist destination.  We’ll also discuss the business of Biltmore and the importance of the estate to North Carolina and the Vanderbilt family. 
What are your memories of the Biltmore Estate?  What is your favorite season to visit? 



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