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Flat Top Manor

Blowing Rock, NC
+1 828-295-7938
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Moses Cone history

Worth a stop. Quite interesting to learn some history about the great textile magnate and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Benjamin D
Part of a hike

This old home once owned by Moses Cohn is the setting for the Moses Cohn park. Somewhat run down... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Palm Beach, Florida
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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Blowing Rock, NC
+1 828-295-7938
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth a stop. Quite interesting to learn some history about the great textile magnate and philanthropist and his second home in the mountains.

Thank Benjamin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old home once owned by Moses Cohn is the setting for the Moses Cohn park. Somewhat run down and in need of paint and a new roof. Tours going on for the second floor, while the first floor was a big gift store. Their...More

Thank bsorge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss this rare jewel on the Parkway. The manor house has incredible long range view from the porch and hosts a gallery of arts and crafts from many local artists. There is also a ranger-staffed information station inside. Public restrooms with flush toilets are...More

Thank Lois P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful historical home along the Blue Ridge Parkway turned into a gift shop. Some very nice local art and crafts worth seeing. The views from here are fantastic.

Thank 403emilep
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a charming old home with an interesting history, which is described by a marker near the front porch. I liked the gift shop inside where I bought an excellent book on hiking trails along the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway. After...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the hour ranger tour which covers the second floor of the house. The ranger provided lots of color to the rooms we visited about the house and the Cone family. The house provides a beautiful view of bass lake, the mountains and the...More

Thank Bradford B
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here during our horseback riding trip. It was a nice area to tour during the break before heading back down to bass lake. The house is very pretty on the outside. I do wish you were able to view more of the inside...More

Thank Jmatherly
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I liked all the many different are work for sale. The grounds looking towards Bass lake was really nice. Worth the stop on a day you don't have anything planned.

Thank JudyinNC
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is the Manor house in Moses Cone Memorial Park. We parked right at the house and walked down a bit. I went in the house to look at the art work and crafts. WOW! There was a quilting demonstration happening, but we mainly just...More

Thank VEE1225
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful place,the house is so beautiful with a wraparound porch, large rocking chairs to relax,overlooking the lake and walking areas. They have several trails that you could walk going to the flat top rock which has an absolutely beautiful view every step...More

Thank Shelia r
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10 June 2016|
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Response from jbc1940 | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee. Enjoy the outdoor setting, a great view looking down at Bass Lake, and the phenomenal craft exhibit. 9-5 hours M-Sat; 12-5 on Sunday.