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Moses H. Cone Park, MP 294

This country estate was developed during the 1890s and early 1900s by Moses and Bertha Cone, the son and daughter of German and Jewish immigrants. Moses and his brother Caesar established one of North Carolina's largest textile empires during the late 19th and early 20th century.

Cone fashioned the estate, with its 23-room Colonial Revival mansion, as a healthful retreat from the rigors of his business empire. 25 miles of well-planned carriage roads, two man-made lakes, and apple orchards are part of the estate.

Today the manor and the entire estate are one of the most heavily used areas along the Parkway and home to the Parkway Craft Center. Carriage roads are popular for hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing, especially by residents of the Boone/Blowing Rock area.

Together the Moses H. Cone Park and Julian Price Memorial Park comprise the largest developed area set aside for public recreation on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

What to Do

  • Visit the Parkway Craft Center at Moses Cone Manor and watch mountain handicraft demonstrations - open seasonally
  • Explore a family cemetery, carriage and apple barn, and an extensive system of trails - see area map
  • Enjoy horseback riding or cross-country skiing on 25 miles of historic carriage roads


Handicap Accessibility

- visitor center is wheelchair accessible 

- restrooms are wheelchair accessible 

- interpretive programs are wheelchair accessible

- exhibits are wheelchair accessible 

 

Highlights & Happenings

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  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
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  • Today the manor and the entire estate are one of the most heavily used areas along the Parkway and home to the Parkway Craft Center. Carriage roads are popular for hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing, especially by residents of the Boon
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  • Located near the Virginia state line, Cumberland Knob is the site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. It was the first recreation area opened to the public and remains a favorite destination for both locals and visitors.
  • Julian Price Memorial Park, MP 297
  • Price Park is a haven for relaxation and recreation with the 47-acre Price Lake as its focal point. Visitors enjoy one of the most popular and largest picnic areas on the Parkway, along with camping, boating and fishing on Price Lake, and ample oppor
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