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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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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Stopped by for an afternoon of hiking and autumn picture taking. Beautiful views and trails ranging from easy to somewhat strenuous. Nice gift shop with unique handicrafts of N.C.

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North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the grounds. Beautiful scenery and hiking and horseback riding trails for all levels. Nice location on the blueridge parkway near Boone and Blowing Rock, NC. This is a great place to stop for a picnic and nice hike. Not a lot to do if you don't want to be outside.

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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife, son and I went to the manor this past weekend and to me it was something very cool to do right on the blue ridge parkway. I will admit that my wife and son didn't seem quite as excited about the tour as I was but I think they are both glad they did it. I cant explain... More

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Even if you don't buy anything, there are special things to see. My wife and I love our visits. This time I catch part of a demonstration in woodturning -- an almost vanishing craft.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

No words to describe this gift. Breathtaking!!! Local artists works inside house for sale. Pick up a few holiday gifts. Call ahead to reserve your space for the upstairs tour before the weekend. Very well kept National Park with many trails.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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134 reviews 134 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We arrived via horseback. The Manor serves as an outlet for many local artist and craftsmen. Interesting history and great views of the mountains.

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Philadelphia, PA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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