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The former estate of a wealthy entrepreneur and philanthropist, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park combines lavish living with natural beauty. At the heart of the 1,416 hectare (3,500 acre) estate sits Flat Top Manor, a massive Colonial Revival-style mansion built in 1901. The manor now houses the Parkway Craft Center, which displays handmade crafts by local artists. Due to Moses Cone's interest in conservation, the estate contains large forests of white pine and hemlock hedges, as well as man-made lakes filled with bass and trout. You can explore the grounds on carriage trails which guide you through the estate; they also wind past the family cemetery and near the carriage and apple barn. Put Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and other Blowing Rock attractions into our Blowing Rock trip builder website, and watch your holiday take shape.
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park reviews
We had a wonderful experience and is a must see if you're in the area.Beautifuil inside and put. Full of treasures if you love that sort of thing. .
We had a wonderful experience and is a must see if you're in the area.Beautifuil inside and put. Full of treasures if you love that sort of thing. . more »
This was our second trip to the Moses Cone Memorial Park. It won't be our last. There are so many beautiful trails there. We have done two. We also were there in time to take a tour of the...
This was our second trip to the Moses Cone Memorial Park. It won't be our last. There are so many beautiful trails there. We have done two. We also were there in time to take a tour of the... more »
The manor is really beautiful, but be aware that tours of the upper floor are only on certain days, I believe only on the weekends. The downstairs is all gift shops. There are around 25 miles of trails for walking, running, and even horseback riding. You can hike down to the lake and back (about a 5 mile loop) which is beautiful and worth the walk. There's a large apple barn to visit, but you can't go in. The carriage house is neat with some old wagons and tools inside for viewing. The views from the house are gorgeous.
Absolutely beautiful place to visit, even in the rain! The workers or park rangers there were friendly and knowledgeable. I wanted to know so much more about the area, and home and the people who lived there. Great find today ! Nice gifts and clay works. They have a large representation of works from their guild! We did get to see the upstairs quarters.
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