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Moses Cone Manor

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Address: , Boone, NC
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Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: This 3,600-acre estate, managed by the National Park Service, features the...
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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This is both a museum, gift shop-all USA made, and a park with lots of room for kids to run. Artisans work on crafts and sometimes the upper floor is open for touring. The home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is both a museum, gift shop-all USA made, and a park with lots of room for kids to run. Artisans work on crafts and sometimes the upper floor is open for touring. The home overlooks a large lake with walking trails.

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Tennessee
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful hand made crafts including pottery, fiber art, jewelry and there is usually a craftsperson doing a demonstration. There is a small area that has books and such about the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is also a great hiking trail. The view is amazing, great photo op.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Moses cone manor and carriage trails.....a must when visiting the high country. The manor is stately and beautiful. Certain times of the year there are guided tours of the second floor. The carriage trails loop around and through the huge estate. You can hike for many miles, including a three mile hike to the fire tower for magnificent views. North... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to see unusual crafts and jewelry. And a spectacular setting high in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Parkway.

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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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64 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you enjoy history, you will like this place. This house and land is a great history, of the rich textile history of North Carolina. This is a beautiful property, with some good areas to walk around and see.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

On a misty day, we stopped on the Blue Ridge Parkway and walked down to this old manor. Gorgeous, simply a wonderful example of the period. I would love to live here ! The lower level now houses an art gallery that represents artists from NC . Lovely examples of crafts and artwork of all kinds. We thoroughly enjoyed it,... More 

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Moshi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visiting the Moses Cone Manor is great for a variety of reasons. The old house has been well maintained, there are craft people demonstrating their trade all the time, there are lots of things for sale, there are horses available for riding, and trails for walking or running. The old carriage trails are nice and wide, none of them are... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

What a mansion out in the middle of nowhere in its day. So nice that it is open to the public. a short walking path is right there. The view is awesome..be sure to drive down to the lake for another nice walk.

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Mount Blanchard, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Beautiful grounds and old manor. I can practically picture the old southern hospitality and they have great horse carriage trails

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Hickory, North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you're wandering on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, stop in at the Moses Cone Manor...take some time...visit the Arts Center...take in the views...sit on the grass. If you have time, walk the many trails and enjoy the mountains. This park has no agendas...and is well maintained. Just get away from the noise of the parking areas -... More 

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