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.
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
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
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
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
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!
very, very well maintained, large walkways, friendly folks doing demonstrations! Very picture-worthy, and you have the added benefit of their sharing the parking with Daniel Boone Native Gardens, Horn in the West, and the Watauga Farmer's Market..so you get four in one from one parking lot!
Just outside the entrance to Horn in the West, costumed interpreters in original buildings talk about life in the Blue Ridge Mountains centuries ago.
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