We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Moses Cone Manor

Certificate of Excellence
Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 187 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Most recent review
So beautiful

I'll be honest - the house is very beautiful, but I liked just being able to walk around the property as well. It's so pretty up there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Bobby39577
,
Wiggins, Mississippi
Add Photo Write a Review

187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • Any
English first
Wiggins, Mississippi
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I'll be honest - the house is very beautiful, but I liked just being able to walk around the property as well. It's so pretty up there!

Was this review helpful? Yes
knoxville, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Lots of nice stuff to look at.. Considering what there was, prices were reasonable. The house and grounds itself are worth the visit just to see them. The public restroom could use a little work though.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stopped by during the off season so the craft store and the manor were closed to visitors. The park is still open and you can walk the trails down to the lake if the weather permits. As one review stated, it's not a "must see", but if you want to kill a few hours and take a stroll, this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gainesville, Florida
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We actually came here thinking we would be able to tour the historic home, then enjoy a hike down to Bass Lake. Unfortunately, you don't get to tour the manor, you can just shop in the area downstairs that features local crafts. It seems such a shame that the home is just for shopping and is not an exhibit by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gaithersburg, MD
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This manor house and surrounding property is absolutely gorgeous. The view of the surrounding countryside is unobstructed and probably the most beautiful on the whole length of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Craft Center is operated by the Southern Highlands Craft Guild - and they do a terrific job of running the center. Of their several locations - I think... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This old house is a craft center and there were a lot of different items to see. It is also a place where you can get more information of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nice place but I wouldn't make it a "must see" location

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We arrived a little before closing time but were able to go inside the so called "craft center" store. To bad they turned a beautiful old plantation home into a store that sells overpriced items. Nothing really crafty in there, just overpriced merchandise. We walked through and left. Too bad you cant view the rest of the home. The ground... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Carolina
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gibsonville, North Carolina
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Moses Cone Manor also viewed

Boone, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Boone, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 
Boone, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Boone, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 

Been to Moses Cone Manor? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Moses Cone Manor staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?