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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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North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Pinebluff, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Both the views and the mansion are beautiful. The crafts available are plentiful and varied. Be prepared to take a lot of pictures. Unfortunately, we missed the day with the house tours.

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Salt Point, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Take the long hiking trail to the tower. The views are beautiful! The trail is easy to walk on with a minor uphill grade to the top, but it's all downhill heading home!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were sincerely disappointed that the interior of the house was unable to be toured or seen in the way that it was. There are craft vendors inside. The view was amazing and the trails were great though.

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

WE visited here on a day when it as somewhat cloudy. The sun came out and you could see the lake in the valley below. Awesome for horseback riding or hiking to the lake

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orlando
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Take your camera. We visited just before sunset on a warm summer day. The house was closed but the porch and trails were open. Beautiful, relaxing views and a lovely way to end the day.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautiful view of the valley and lake with terrific hiking trails and an interesting gift shop. One can count on spending a few hours to a full day here. Reasonably priced.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Moses A. Cone Memorial Park is a great Blue Ridge Parkway attraction for history buffs and outdoor lovers of all ages. The manor is as beautiful as the countryside it's set in. The hike to Bass Lake is easy and scenic. Allow plenty of time to hike down, walk around the lake, and hike back up (2-3 hours). Wildlife is... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

You will be taken back in time visiting this incredible place. The view is breathtaking and the house is just beautiful! We really enjoyed visiting the Moses Cone Manor. It's a peaceful, serene place to spend a couple of hours....

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