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“Window into history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Historic Sites, Equestrian Trails
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
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Owner description: The home and grounds of textile manufacturer Moses Cone.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Window into history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The Moses H. Cone Manor is the former summer home of of one of the biggest late 19th century industrialist of this area. The home is located on the original 3600 acre estate, now part of the National Park System. It is worth the visit just to take advantage of panoramic mountain view and Bass Lake, lying below in the valley. You can also shop for some authentic mountain crafts in the Southern Highland Craft Guild located on the ground floor of the Manor. If you would like a guided history tour, call ahead and schedule a tour of the upstairs of the Manor. Tours are by appointment only. Our tour was conducted by a Park Ranger who made the history of the house and the Cone family very interesting, although I felt like she was a little sketchy with some of the facts. All in all, it was a good experience and a great way to get a better understanding of the area 's history.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Aiken, South Carolina
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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 attraction reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“The crafts at Moses Cone provided a respite from the rain.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Our grandsons liked looking at the various crafts and finding out stuffed animals can be made by a person; not a factory. They liked the various wood crafts and realized how much work went into them. The six year old commented the next day about how much he'd liked it.

Visited August 2013
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NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“trails at moses cone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

the paths were doable, ranging from easy to moderate and signage good
people at manor very helpful for directions to and about the trails

Visited August 2013
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Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Waste of time”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The house is pretty from the outside but it is really just a place to sell local crafts. The restrooms weren't in order. Nothing much to do other than see a lot of overpriced crafts. And no photos are allowed inside at all.

Visited August 2013
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Fort Mill, SC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Beautiful views with a great gift shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Wish the house was open for tours more and wish the the drink machine had been located someplace where you can access it when the house is closed. After a long hike up that mountain, it would be nice to have a few refreshments.

Visited August 2013
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