After passing through the beautiful art tucked in all throughout the grounds of Grovewood Village, we entered this tiny one-room museum. The museum tells the fascinating story of Biltmore Industries.
Inside we learned how it got its start as a craft education program and went on to become one of the largest producers of handwoven wool in the world.
At one time, Biltmore was running a total of 40 looms and producing some of the highest quality homespun fabric in the country. Biltmore has a heritage of many elites throughout history wearing the fabric it produced. A few of great note are Thomas Edison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Grace Coolidge, who had her own signature Biltmore Homespun Coolidge Red yarn.
Visitors can learn more about Biltmore Industries on a guided history tour, offered Wednesday – Saturday at 1 pm during April – November.
Admission to the museum is free.
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5:30pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
*The Homespun Museum is closed January – March.
The museum is also closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.