Flat Top Manor, Blowing Rock

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Flat Top Manor, as it is most commonly known, is also called the Moses Cone Manor, Moses Cone Estate, and the Moses H. Cone Mansion. It is at Milepost 294 of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. It was built by American textile entrepreneur Moses H. Cone for his home and based on the idea of replicating George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned house in the United States. He used his estate to showcase his knowledge of scientific farming and to represent his wealth he had accumulated.

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  • This place is beautiful. Unfortunately, we arrived 15 minutes before they closed. The ladies in the bookstore were very nice, another nearby was not - I'm guessing she'd had a long day and was done....  more »
  • We went to the 2PM Friday ranger talk to learn more about the house. Chuck, the ranger, was a wealth of knowledge about the Cones, the mansion, and the events leading to its becoming a National Park.....  more »

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