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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

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Address: 591 Horn in the West Dr, Boone, NC 28607-4283
Phone Number: +1 828-264-2120
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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, located on the grounds of "Horn...

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.

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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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Very informative

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 you do the tours, currently at 10 and 2. Just walking around the cabins would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 depicting the actual homes and workplaces of the pioneers. ..It brings life to history for... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

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 that was our bad timing. We don't live that far away, so we will try... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 18th century.

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mansfield Pa.
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Bristol, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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, had a good time. Can't wait until next year to come back to see Horn... More 

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Rockwell NC
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 there. We have been there before for Heritage day and loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 informative and fun to go on. Also had demonstrations of various jobs/crafts/skills that may have... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We visited on a Saturday when museum admission is free and they only ask for donations - however, we missed any tours they do. I think it would have been more interesting with the tours of what each house was, etc. Our kids enjoyed looking around and seeing the different things in the cabins. They did have a set up... More 

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