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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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Philadelphia, PA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The history of the house is fascinating. Tours of the upstairs are only given on weekend by National Park Service rangers. The first floor has a high end craft store and a book/museum store with some affordably priced items. The grounds have some really nice trails and views. Well worth stopping. There is... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The outside of the Manor appears to have been neglected in recent years and desperately needs scraping and painting on the outside. It's too bad that the closer you get to the house the worse it looks, but once inside the items for sale are unique and lovely. Bass Lake is a lengthy walk from the Manor; ask for directions... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Easy walking trails with beautiful views. The gift ship is quaint but a bit pricy However, the manor is well worth a visit even if to just chase butterflies.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice gift shop. The people in the gift shop are really nice. The gift shop is total america made gifts. The four stars were given for the tour room person. First of all she was rude and acted as if you were there for her, this alone it's enough to put a damper on the visit. If you what to... More

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Thaxton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Beautiful place with beautiful views but some of the vendors inside the manor were very rude and not friendly at all. I had my camera hanging around my neck as I entered one of the rooms and was immediately reprimanded by a vendor that I had better NOT take any photos of HER work. She needed a major attitude adjustment.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always one of our favorites for exploring along the BR Parkway. Be sure to take the Flat Top trail to get a 360 degree view, including Boone, Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain.

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Apex, North Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

we visit Moses Cone Manor several times each year. Love the history and the grounds and the amazing local art. A great place for an easy hike or walk. Beautiful views.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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SC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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154 reviews 154 reviews
39 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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