The Moses Cone Manor
The Moses Cone Manor House • Everyone knows about the beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but the Boone-Blowing Rock area is especially fortunate to have the Moses Cone Memorial Park. With 3600 acres of pristine mountain terrain and the Manor House, a wide variety of activities is available at no cost to the public.
The Moses Cone Manor house, completed in 1901, is an impressive piece of period architecture popping out of the mountain landscape. The walk down the steps provides a breath-taking view of Bass Lake below and the surrounding mountains accented by the always changing sky. The combination of the architecture, landscape and the beauty of the regional crafts available at Parkway Craft Center offer something for everyone. As one of the most prevalent historic attractions on the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Park is "historic splendor at its finest". For this beautiful country estate we owe our gratitude to Moses H. Cone, a prosperous textile entrepreneur, conservationist, and philanthropist of the Gilded Age. Its centerpiece is Flat Top Manor, a gleaming white 23-room, 13,000 square foot mansion.
"A visit to Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and Parkway Craft Center is a great way to kick off spring, summer or fall in the mountains."
Consider this unique way to spend a day: beautiful scenery, skillfully made crafts, educational demonstrations and 25 miles of hiking trails. The entrance is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 294. For more information, call 828-295-7938 or visit www.craftguild.org.
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