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Moses Cone Manor

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Address: Boone, NC
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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Beautiful views!!

Nice place to have a picnic or hike!!! House is gorgeous just wish we got to see more of it!!! Nice restrooms!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Pinehurst, NC
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Pinehurst, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice place to have a picnic or hike!!! House is gorgeous just wish we got to see more of it!!! Nice restrooms!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of very beautiful crafts. Nice grounds with trails and beautiful views. Some of the crafts were a bit expensive and it is not a place to bring small kids into the store without very close supervision. The trails were busy with hikers and horseback riders. Parking is tight but if you go around a few times you can get... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a beautiful setting. You see mountains and a lake. The house holds all kinds of treasures from talented artists. I saw people enjoying a picnic lunch and walking on carriage lanes. The house is amazing. It was lovely.

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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138 reviews 138 reviews
34 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We hike here at least once a week. There are over 25 miles of wide carriage trails with varying degrees of difficulty and length. Warning - the trails are shared with horses so watch your step.

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Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

There really is no historic home to tour. There are three rooms filled with High Country Crafts at outrageous prices, obviously marked up for unsuspecting tourists. There are trails to hike of that's your thing, but in the early spring, it was too cold to do that. Staff is not welcoming to small children.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We visited while vacationing with friends in Boone, It is a beautiful old house, lots of charm. The only place we were allowed to look around was 2 front rooms on the bottom floor. We were watched constantly, taking pictures was forbidden, and we felt kind of like the 2 women there looked down on us. The outdoors was very... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Moses Cone has many hiking trails and Bass Lake. The trails are old horse and bugging trails (except the figure 8 trail). They are best considered easy to medium. No rocks to climb just good for walking and running. Watch out for horses and what they leave behind. :) Both the house and the Lake have bathrooms. It is around... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Although we thought we were prepared, we ended up being a split group so some of us didn't have water or snacks. Because it's not an extremely difficult walk, some of us made it so [for adventure sake]. Our 1/2 group decided to go across the trail as opposed to staying strictly on the trail and one little one (aged... More 

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Jamestown, NC
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85 reviews 85 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Coming off the Blue Ridge Parkway you have to stop at the Moses Cone Manor even if it is just to look out over the vista. The house is breathtaking in it's size, scope and architecture. The carriage trails that meander all over the 300+ acres are easily traversed but can take it's toll on you if you are not... More 

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jacksonville, fl
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I got some really great pictures on the day we went - skies were blue, weather was in the 50's. It was a gorgeous place! There are trails EVERYWHERE around it! Go early - it get super busy!!

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