Moses H. Cone Memorial Park - Milepost 294

Sweeping scenery seen from the porch of Flat Top Manor near Moses Cone Memorial Park
Enjoy the sweeping, scenic view of Moses Cone Memorial Park from the porch of Flat Top Manor.

Harold Blackwood photo

 

Welcome to the Summer Home of Moses and Bertha Cone

Textile magnate Moses H. Cone built this summer retreat with his wife, Bertha, at the turn of the 20th century. In 1949, the family donated the estate, which is listed on the Register of Historic Places, to the National Park Service. Visit Flat Top Manor and estate, now known as the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, for the perfectly curated and winding carriage trails, historic manor, and Southern Highland Craft Guild craft shop. Learn more about the Cone family.

Please note: During 2021, extensive repair and restoration work on the exterior of the house will necessitate the closure of the front porch. Scaffolding and safety fencing will be installed around the building. The Southern Highland Craft Guild shop and America's National Parks store will be open this year, but other areas inside the home will be closed. An information kiosk located near the carriage house will be staffed by rangers during normal business hours from May through September.

This restoration project is being funded in part by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, a non-profit partner of the park. The Foundation has posted an
overview of the renovation project on their YouTube channel.

 
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Ranger-led programs of Flat Top Manor are available in the summer months.

At a Glance

  • Visitor Center
  • Historic estate with manor and grounds
  • Hiking trails
  • Southern Highlands Craft Guild shop
  • Ranger-led tours and open houses offered in summer and fall
 

Points of Interest:

Visitor Center: Visit Flat Top Manor to talk with a ranger, browse the craft shop, or tour the house. Open seasonally; check the opening schedule for specific dates.

Sleeping and Eating:

Moses Cone Memorial Park has no sleeping or eating options. See nearby towns for accommodations. On the Parkway, Julian Price Park is nearby for camping.

Things to Do:

Tour the Manor: Join a ranger to learn more about the Cone family and the estate that they built in the mountains. Programs conducted seasonally; check the event calendar for more information.

Explore the Grounds: A family cemetery, carriage, and apple orchard are all open to the curious. Please stay on all paths and Leave No Trace.

Hike a Carriage Trail: Moses Cone carefully laid out 25 miles of carriage trails for gentle curves and magnificent views. Although partially overgrown with time, these carriage trails are a great way to step back in history and enjoy nature at the same time. Learn more about the Moses Cone hiking trails.

 

Learn More About the Cones and the Estate

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    Last updated: June 8, 2021

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    Asheville, NC 28803

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