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  MP 294 | Cone Manor

Cumberland Knob
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U.S. 21
Brinegar Cabin. 1880s log cabin
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Doughton Park. Lodging, shop
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Sally Mae's on the Parkway
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E.B. Jeffress Park
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U.S. 421, Deep Gap
U.S. 321
Moses Cone Memorial Park
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Magnificent home, craft center
Julian Price Memorial Park
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Linn Cove Viaduct
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Linville Falls
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U.S. 221
Museum of North C
- arolina
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Minerals
Crabtree Meadows. Gift shop,
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Crabtree Falls
Craggy Gardens Visitor Center
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Folk Art Center. Crafts, gallery,
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demonstrations
U.S. 70
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
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U.S. 74A
U.S. 25
Mount Pisgah
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U.S. 276
U.S. 19A, Balsam Gap
Waterrock Knob. Exhibits
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U.S. 19, Soco Gap
Oconaluftee
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22 BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

Thirty miles of hiking trails
crisscross the Doughton Park
area, and one (Bluff Mountain
Trail) parallels the parkway
itself, often hidden from view.
Cone Manor, MP 294
This 3,600-acre estate was
donated to the Parkway
following the 1947 death
of Bertha Cone, the widow
of industrialist Moses
Cone, (1857-1908). North
Carolina's " denim king, "
Moses Cone made a
large fortune in the textile

industry, and then moved
to this site to pursue a more
peaceful lifestyle.
Flat Top Manor, also
simply known as Cone
Manor, is the most famous
attraction, a 14,000-squarefoot mansion overlooking
Bass Lake far below. The 20room, Gilded Age mansion
was built in 1901, and houses
exhibits, the Parkway Craft
Center, and a National Parks
store.
Twenty-seven miles of
carriage (now hiking) trails

PHOTOGRAPHY TIP: The famous rocking chairs on

the porch are now gone, but the house itself
retains all its majesty. Morning light is more
flattering. Tripods are discouraged due to the high
volume of foot traffic; be courteous to others if taking a
photo. The manor atop the hill makes a classic scene from
Bass Lake below in early morning light. Reflections in the
lake-water lilies, fall color-make for almost endless
photo opportunities.


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