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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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Good one day field trip for 3rd through 6th grade

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Connie G
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Boone, North Carolina

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Boone, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Connie G
mansfield Pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank kimgzee
Bristol, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank MothertRockwellNC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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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Thank Ansie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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 stars Reviewed July 6, 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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Thank PGAbernethy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It was interesting to see the log buildings. The walk was uneven which proved difficult for some in the group we were in. Carson was a nice tour guide although a bit snarky.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a great place to visit when in Boone--especially for families who want to show their children a bit of history. The docents are well versed in the area's history and do a great job of explaining pioneer crafts and building trades. They are also all costumed in period garb and really look the part.

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Englewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Only open on Saturday from 9-1, very busy place as they also were doing a famer's market, so parking was at a premium. They ask for a donation. Was interesting learning the history of the buildings/cabins that are on display.

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Michelle L, Board member at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, responded to this review

Hi Gloria, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! You came on opening day of the farmer's market and while a festival also was going on, so it was particularly busy. Hickory Ridge Museum will soon be opening for new hours, Tues. - Sat., 9-3, May through November. Two guided tours will be offered on... More 

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