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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

Horn In the West Drive, Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-2120
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Ranked #8 of 13 attractions in Boone
Type: Specialty Museums
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The museum represents an 18th century mountain homestead like those of Daniel Boone's contemporaries. We enjoyed both the buildings and the first-person re-enactors and craftspeople. It was a pleasant way to spend the hour before viewing the outdoor drama on the same site.

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Pinebluff, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I worked at this museum back in 1999 and was sadly disappointed to find that the hours are now very restricted. We went on Saturday morning when their website said they should be open but they were closed. The buildings are in better repair than when I was there and they have added a blacksmith's shop but looking at the... More

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Rogersville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Museum is a great to visit prior to the outdoor drama Horn in the West. It sets the "stage". It allows one to see up close and personal the way the mountain people lived.

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DC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The museum itself is simply a few cabins with some artifacts inside. A good tour guide could make the place come alive, however. We did not have such a guide. Our guide was obviously new and not as well-versed in the history of the cabins as he might have been. It really needs enthusiasm as well as knowledge. There is... More

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Orange Park, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Under more of a field trip or camp atmosphere maybe you get more out of it. We found it to look interesting but not really have the follow through, however, we went through it in the evening before the Horn in the West show. We had to pull information out of the costumed actors. Also, it says free admission for... More

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Berea, Kentucky
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The Hickory Ridge Homestead Museum is a very interesting historical stop in Boone, NC. It is a recreational reenactment of the original homesteaders in the region, complete with cabins and everything! My colleagues and I were not able to participate in the reenactment, but we were able to stop in and check out the cabins on our way to the... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I went with my son when his school went on a field trip, and I had a great time. Very educational, but also a lot of fun.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We were in town visiting when the heritage festival was being held on October 13. It was interesting and entertaining. Not enough women's bathrooms to accommodate the large crowd, however.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We made a trip out to the Watagua County Farmers Market which is held in the Horn of the West parking lot on Saturday morning. What a great market! After putting all our goodies in the car, we went back to visit the Hickory Ridge Living Museum. There were actors/artisans in period costumes around a group of log cabins weaving,... More

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Great to see this little living memorial to an earlier way of living in the mountains. We have come a long way since the 18th century but it is wonderful to get back to our roots and see how they lived. We are blessed! Great family experience!

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