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Moses Cone Manor

Boone, NC
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Magnificent views, of the Blue Ridge Mountains, great walks and trails that are available for even the least adventurous people. Talking with the Park Rangers it was sad to learn that these guys are only engaged 6 months of the year, and so the house is gradually deteriorating as it suffers the heavy snows that fall during the winter months... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This was my first time visiting this location on the parkway. The grounds are amazing and awe inspiring, and its easy to see why poets and writers would choose such a place. The house is gorgeous. We went on a day that you were allowed upstairs without having to be there with a touring group. I have to say, I... More

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Iowa City, IA
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39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had two walks, one was around Bass Lake, full of lily pads (too many apparently, since they are trying to limit the numbers). There was nearly invisible geese and ducks eating amongst the lilies. Just lovely. Also, we drove up to the manor to a very nice gift store, then a fine walk on a carriage trail. The peace,... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Furnishings, art etc. really cool place it's great to shop their collection on handmade wares and we got a tour of the upstairs! Then we enjoyed hiking on the nice trails!

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Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The manor itself was interesting, but it's less of a historical location and more of a local artist's shop - if you like local hand-made work, then you'll love it. The trails that connect to this spot are where it really shines. Miles of trails!

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Pflugerville, Tx
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We stopped by to see the house & enjoyed all the special arts & crafts display. A demonstration of pottery throwing was going on at the time of our visit. The upstairs was opened for tours, which was interesting & provided many pictures of the Cone's and their relatives. There is no furniture upstairs, but the pictures helped to visualize... More

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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

They only give tours on certain days or times. Wonderful trails for hiking or horseback riding. Beautiful trip along the Blue Ridge.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

On the way from Asheville to Boone, we stopped at the Moses Cone Mansion when fog kept us from visiting Grandfather Mountain. We didn't realize there were scheduled tours and missed the last one, so we looked around in the Southern Highland Craft Guild's craft center there and took a short hike on one of the many trails. The mansion... More

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North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My family has visited the Manor and craft guild shop twice now. Both times we had done hikes at other locations so I cannot comment on the trails. But I loved standing on the porch of the home looking out at the expansive view the Cone family once enjoyed. No, the home is not restored or presented as the Gilded... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A beautiful place to visit and what a view!! A walk around Bass lake and fishing at both Bass lake and Trout lake were the highlights. I only wish tours were offered more than just weekends and there really should be rocking chairs on the porch. Thank you Cone family for allowing us to experience such beauty through you donation.

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