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Moses Cone Manor

Boone, NC
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Owner description: This 3,600-acre estate, managed by the National Park Service, features the historic mansion that...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Owner description: This 3,600-acre estate, managed by the National Park Service, features the historic mansion that was owned and built by the antebellum aristocrat Moses Cone.

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Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We actually came here thinking we would be able to tour the historic home, then enjoy a hike down to Bass Lake. Unfortunately, you don't get to tour the manor, you can just shop in the area downstairs that features local crafts. It seems such a shame that the home is just for shopping and is not an exhibit by... More 

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Gaithersburg, MD
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153 reviews 153 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This manor house and surrounding property is absolutely gorgeous. The view of the surrounding countryside is unobstructed and probably the most beautiful on the whole length of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Craft Center is operated by the Southern Highlands Craft Guild - and they do a terrific job of running the center. Of their several locations - I think... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This old house is a craft center and there were a lot of different items to see. It is also a place where you can get more information of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nice place but I wouldn't make it a "must see" location

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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We arrived a little before closing time but were able to go inside the so called "craft center" store. To bad they turned a beautiful old plantation home into a store that sells overpriced items. Nothing really crafty in there, just overpriced merchandise. We walked through and left. Too bad you cant view the rest of the home. The ground... More 

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Stopped by for an afternoon of hiking and autumn picture taking. Beautiful views and trails ranging from easy to somewhat strenuous. Nice gift shop with unique handicrafts of N.C.

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North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the grounds. Beautiful scenery and hiking and horseback riding trails for all levels. Nice location on the blueridge parkway near Boone and Blowing Rock, NC. This is a great place to stop for a picnic and nice hike. Not a lot to do if you don't want to be outside.

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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife, son and I went to the manor this past weekend and to me it was something very cool to do right on the blue ridge parkway. I will admit that my wife and son didn't seem quite as excited about the tour as I was but I think they are both glad they did it. I cant explain... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Even if you don't buy anything, there are special things to see. My wife and I love our visits. This time I catch part of a demonstration in woodturning -- an almost vanishing craft.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

No words to describe this gift. Breathtaking!!! Local artists works inside house for sale. Pick up a few holiday gifts. Call ahead to reserve your space for the upstairs tour before the weekend. Very well kept National Park with many trails.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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143 reviews 143 reviews
31 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We arrived via horseback. The Manor serves as an outlet for many local artist and craftsmen. Interesting history and great views of the mountains.

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