Posted on Aug 15 2012 in Events by admin
An HEAV-Sponsored Event!
Location: Biltmore Estate, 1 Approach Road, Asheville, North Carolina
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $22/person ages 5 and up for first day; free for children 4 and under. Families who want to return the second day may upgrade for an additional $10.
Registration: Pre-registration is helpful. Make reservations by calling 866-851-4661, toll-free.
Accomodations: The Biltmore Estate partners with several local hotels to bring special rates on hotel rooms. Download the information here.
Description: Get to know the Vanderbilts—how they lived, traveled, and entertained—and what their contribution was to their community and state!
- Find out about train travel 100 years ago on the Vanderbilts’ private railroad car.
- Learn about travel by steamship and how ships sent messages .
- Create your own coded message.
- Play lawn and parlor games.
- Join our old-fashioned sing-along.
- Make a fancy folding fan and collect pieces for a scrapbook page.
- Learn about early photography and cameras.
- Create an art project using solar photographic paper.
- Hear about some of the costume parties at Biltmore and make your own fancy mask.
- Dress in finery from the costume trunk.
From Richmond, Virginia
Follow I-95 south to I-85S at Petersburg. Take I-85 south into North Carolina and then follow I-40 west to Asheville. Take Exit 50B (US Highway 25N). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance. Driving time: approximately 6 hours.
From Roanoke, Virginia
Follow I-81 south into Tennessee to Exit 57 (I-26E), and take scenic I-26 east through Johnson City to Asheville. In Asheville, follow I-240 east to I-40W. Follow I- 40 west to Exit 50B (US Highway 25N). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance. Driving time: approximately 4 hours.
Additional Information: As this is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately for all weather possibilities. Picnic lunches are welcome.
For more information, visit http://www.biltmore.com/groups/education/programs/home_school.asp