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Dressing Downton at Biltmore House

March 16, 2015 News



Travel with WIPB Public Television to experience the viewing of more than 45 costumes from the popular PBS MASTERPIECE series DOWNTON ABBEY showcased in America’s largest home. The Dressing Downton exhibition displays costumes in groupings throughout the house inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore. Ranging from servants’ uniforms to lavish evening gowns, the award-winning costumes reflect how world events—the sinking of Titanic, World War I, the Jazz Age, and the evolving roles of women—influenced fashions.

Biltmore House, the exhibition’s premiere location, strikingly resembles Highclere Castle where the series was filmed, making it easy for guests to imagine how the Vanderbilts and their employees lived a century ago.

See how the day-to-day running of Biltmore House was surprisingly similar to that of DOWNTON ABBEY.  Just like Downton has Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes, Biltmore had its own cast of fascinating characters. This is how online pokies sites works in the best real money casino sites where you can play casino games for real money. Displaying these fabulous costumes from the show gives us an unparalleled opportunity to delve into Biltmore’s stories.


WIPB Public Television Tour: “Dressing Downton” Exhibitbh_downton_exhibit_3__large
May 18-20, 2015 • Asheville, NC, Biltmore House

Your trip includes:

  • Transportation by Star of America motor coach
  • Lodging at Doubletree by Hilton Asheville–Biltmore*
  • A full hot breakfast is included both mornings
  • “Dressing for Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times” self-guided visit including house, gardens, conservatory and greenhouse
  • Upstairs/Downstairs guided tour including servants’ quarters and sub-basement (1 hour)

 *(Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore normally $236 per night).

Special WIPB Price: $450.00 per person
Price is for double occupancy. Single occupancy is available, for a $145.00 fee.



Space is limited. Reservations and down payment must be made by April 1, 2015. Final payment due is April 13.

To make reservations, or for questions, call 800-252-9472 or email wipbmembers@bsu.edu.

PBS Kids Writers Contest

January 23, 2015 Kids, News

WCLogo_MagChildren in grades K-3 are invited to to write and illustrate their own stories and enter them in the WIPB PBS Kids Writers Contest.

Stories will be judged locally with prizes awarded to first, second and third place winners. First place winners will advance to the national contest, where a panel of esteemed judges will rank the top 12 entries. National winners receive prizes including tablets, e-readers and MP3 players!

View Past Winners! Read More