Biltmore Lesson Activities by Th811TeR

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									                    Biltmore Lesson Activities
Web Quest:
Biltmore Guide

Map of Biltmore Estate


Gardens and Walking Map

Walled Garden Map

Home : Visit Biltmore : River Bend Farm : Farmyard

Mileage Calculations between various US cities and Biltmore:
Home : Visit Biltmore : Directions and Maps : Regional Directions


Biltmore Matching Game

Word Find

Puzzle

Coloring Page

Virtual tour of Cottage


Workbooks of activities correlated to the NCSCOS:
http://www.biltmore.com/pdfs/3rdGradeBHWorkbook.pdf

http://www.biltmore.com/pdfs/4thGradeBHWorkbook.pdf

http://www.biltmore.com/pdfs/5thGradeElectricityWorkbook.pdf




GVMS 8th grade/ Biltmore Lessons                                    Hayes
Biltmore By The Numbers

How many pounds of
Indiana limestone went into          9,973,638
Biltmore House?

How many tons is that?               Almost 5000!

How many guests visit
                                     Over one million!
Biltmore each year?

How many square feet of
floors are there in the              175,000
house?

How big was Biltmore a
                                     125,000 acres or 195 square miles!
hundred years ago?


How many gallons of water
did the indoor Swimming              70,000
Pool hold?


How many grapevines are
                                     48,000
there in the vineyards?

How many tulips, daffodils,
and other bulbs do we plant          40,000
for Festival of Flowers?

How many books did Mr.
                                     23,000
Vanderbilt collect?


What year was Biltmore
House featured on a U.S.             1980
postage stamp?


How many people work at
                                     Over 1,700
Biltmore today?

How many estate workers
were there a hundred years           438
ago?

How many rugs did George
Vanderbilt purchase in one           300
day in London?




  GVMS 8th grade/ Biltmore Lessons                                        Hayes
How many steps are there on
                                     102
the Grand Staircase?



How many light bulbs are
there in the iron chandelier
                                     72
hanging by the Grand
Staircase?

How many fireplaces are
                                     65
there in Biltmore House?


How many bathrooms are
                                     43
there in Biltmore House?


How many trees are
decorated in the house at            35
Christmas?

How tall is the Banquet Hall
                                     35 feet
Christmas tree?



How many family and guest
bedrooms are there in                35
Biltmore House?



How many kitchens are
                                     3
there in Biltmore House?

How old was George
Vanderbilt when he decided
                                     25
to construct Biltmore
House?

How many miles is it from
Biltmore House to the top of
                                     18
Mt. Pisgah, once part of the
estate?

How many houses do people
                                     16
live in on Biltmore today?




  GVMS 8th grade/ Biltmore Lessons             Hayes
How many hours did it take
on horseback to travel from
the estate to George                 9
Vanderbilt’s hunting lodge
on Mt. Pisgah?

How many years did it take
to construct Biltmore                6
House?

How many important
archeological sites are there        6 (at least)
on Biltmore Estate?

How long is the Approach
Road – Biltmore’s                    3 miles
“driveway”?


How does Biltmore House
rank in size for private             First!
homes in America?




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