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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

591 Horn in the West Dr, Boone, NC 28607-4283
+1 828-264-2120
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A gem in Boone

We went to Hickory Ridge while our toddler's grandparents were in town. A very well maintained and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrew L
via mobile
Very informative

We toured recently with Dakota as our guide. She was well informed and quite interesting, as she... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Bonnie B
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Olney, Maryland
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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors. At the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum you can learn what life was like in the 1700s as our country was formed and expanded. Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn in the West," is an eighteenth-century living history museum highlighting the daily lives of our mountain ancestors. The museum is a production of Southern Appalachian Historical Association. MISSION STATEMENT Southern Appalachian Historical Association celebrates and preserves the diverse cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountain region. Centered around Daniel Boone and the fight for American Independence, SAHA engages individuals through historical education and cultural entertainment.
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  • Average11%
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591 Horn in the West Dr, Boone, NC 28607-4283
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+1 828-264-2120

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Hickory Ridge while our toddler's grandparents were in town. A very well maintained and quaint living history museum. Definitely worth a stop if you're in Boone. I would do the tour, as there's not much in the way of signage. We'll definitely...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We toured recently with Dakota as our guide. She was well informed and quite interesting, as she taught us about the lifestyle of families in the mountains in the late 1700's. The $5 is a modest amount to pay, and I would recommend it if...More

2  Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Captivating live enactments of the early frontier days of the local pioneers bring life to the imagination of the pioneer families' daily challenges and experiences. Role plays by local dramatists bring reality to the scenes of the pioneers' activities in tableaux staged in authenticated sets...More

1  Thank Ann G
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We followed the directions to Horn in the West (without realizing that their season was done) and found this gem next door. The cabins are all well maintained. Our guide (Dakota) was knowledgeable and engaging. Unfortunately there were no artisans there when we visited, but...More

2  Thank CAK3_RHSC
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Hickory Ridge Homestead is a nice field trip for elementary school age children. I have taken many girl scout groups and also 5th grade students. The presenters are very informative and interesting. The programs offered give children a glimpse into the mountain life in the...More

Thank Connie G
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We loved seeing the actors in period clothing, and showing what life would have been like. My son loved seeing the hatchet thro wer. It was a great introduction to the play!

Thank kimgzee
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Boone on a day trip just for something to do. The wife saw something about the museum online so we decided to check it out. We all enjoyed it very much. Even my wife, who is no history buff by any stretch,...More

Thank CavScout19D
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We visited this when we stopped by the farmers market. The were donation boxes out and there were a couple folks there but not anything outstanding. We were able to walk thru the cabins and my nephew was shown how to throw an axe while...More

Thank MothertRockwellNC
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Well preserved cabins create a beautiful and peaceful venue to learn local history! My husband learned to successfully throw a tomahawk!

Thank Ansie H
Reviewed 15 July 2016

As a history buff, this place certainly hits the mark of reenactments and educational facts about settling the region in the 18th and 19th centuries. Cabins are surprisingly well maintained, giving a great example of what life was like on the frontier. The tours were...More

1  Thank patterd7
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bluegrassraised
Does anyone know their hours in September and admission prices? Also, what amount of time is typically spent here? Thinking of working it into my trip, while passing through.
26 April 2017|
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Response from Michelle L | Property representative |
Hickory Ridge will be open Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., April through November. I would recommend allowing an hour, although the tour may not take that long. There is a gift shop on site, which is inside an authentic 19th... More
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Charlene_Smith42
Now that the 2015 season is over, is the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum open to the public and if so is there a fee?
7 September 2015|
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Response from Michelle L | Property representative |
Hi Charlene, Hickory Ridge Living History Museum will continue to be open every Saturday morning 9AM-1PM through October. Admission is by donation. We are holding our annual Boone Heritage Festival on Sunday, October 11... More
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