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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

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Address: 591 Horn in the West Drive, Boone, NC 28607
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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Southern Appalachian History

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ansie H

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Thank patterd7
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank KellykfromNC
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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Thank Gregory B
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 

Boone, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Went on a beautiful fall day, enjoyed the craftspeople and the interpretive guides. Small and compact but historically accurate buildings. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I arrived here late on a Saturday afternoon after checking out the adjacent Farmer's Market. The docents, all dressed in period costumes, were about to leave but when our group arrived, all decided to stay so that we could hear their stories and background abour the venue we were about to experience. The various buildings, homes, structures, all contained items... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Make sure to add 45 minutes in your schedule before the play and visit the various buildings and talk to the people in costume. They do a great job and it helps understand some of the time period.

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had a great time roaming around here before seeing The Horn in the West! The folks who put this on are very informative and obviously enjoy doing this. We learned a lot and it was great fun!

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