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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

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My husband and I checked it out while in town visiting family. The historical buildings were very... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
eal24601
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
A Fun and Interesting LIving History Museum

My family and I spent a few hours learning more about the challenging living conditions and daily... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Global_Appreciation
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Rockaway, New Jersey
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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...more
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591 Horn in the West Dr, Boone, NC 28607-4283
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+1 828-264-2120
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

My husband and I checked it out while in town visiting family. The historical buildings were very interesting and the tour guide helped answer most of our questions. We came first thing in the morning and there were only a few employees there. I would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

My family and I spent a few hours learning more about the challenging living conditions and daily routines of 18th century Appalachians. Cheyanne is an incredibly engaging and smart reenactor. She provided a lot of interesting details and facts about a common and luxurious cabin...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

We enjoyed a private tour because no one else was around at the tour time we chose. The guides were very informative and interesting. They were friendly and tried to answer all of our questions. My husband was skeptical when I wanted to visit but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

This living history museum was quite informative. All the people working there were dressed in period clothing and very knowledgeable. Each cabin is unique and filled with interesting things from that time. My husband and I spent about 45 minutes walking through and listening to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Came to Boone with my brother to visit his son and looking for Daniel Boone historical sights. This is the closest thing to it, life in the forest in the 1780s, as Horn in the West didnt open til late June. There are four or...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

interesting walk through old houses. interesting facts learned about our history. would recommend. our guide was fully dressed to the era he was describing. neat little place tucked away.

Date of experience: September 2017
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SAHAOperations, Executive Director at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed August 28, 2017

I'm a huge history buff. I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Sydney. Her knowledge is extensive. We learned so much. She was informative, not hokey touristy. A great visit!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rio725
SAHAOperations, Manager at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

We are so glad you had a good time with Sydney!

Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

While we didn't get to see the show because they were closed for the season. We were not able to take the tour either because it already started. Not sure how they make their money if we arrived at 11 and already had start a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We originally planned on the play as well, but timing didn't work out as the season ends in the beginning of August. Nevertheless, the living museum is a good visit by itself. There are not too many houses to visit, and the "living" part was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

This living history museum was a great way to start our evening at Horn in the West. The information provided help my son understand what was happening during the play. The guides were informative and very friendly.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Karenswims
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Response from Global_Appreciation | Reviewed this property |
2019 Dates and Hours are not on the website yet so call them at 828-264-2120. They were open from April 2 - November 18 in 2018.
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bluegrassraised
April 25, 2017|
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Response from Michelle L | Property representative |
Hickory Ridge will be open Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., April through November. I would recommend allowing an hour, although the tour may not take that long. There is a gift shop on site, which is inside an authentic 19th... More
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