Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum

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.

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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.

Museum Hours*
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.

VIDEO: Biltmore Industries featured on the Craft in America series

 

 

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