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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

591 Horn in the West Dr, Boone, NC 28607-4283
+1 828-264-2120
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Small but interesting

Came to Boone with my brother to visit his son and looking for Daniel Boone historical sights... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sightsee_Eat
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Worthington, Ohio
very informative

interesting walk through old houses. interesting facts learned about our history. would recommend... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2017
Daria275
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New London, North Carolina
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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 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. MISSION STATEMENT 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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591 Horn in the West Dr, Boone, NC 28607-4283
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+1 828-264-2120
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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.

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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

It was inexpensive and they let the children try out different activities there was loom making, axe throwing , taverns and hunters lodge. The cabins are literally hundreds and hundreds of years old it's the real deal

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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Since I was in s wheelchair I was unable to visit any of the cabins. I could see them from the walkway going to the Horn in the West Drama. I did get to enjoy the ensemble do some patriotic and hymns in the yard...More

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SAHAOperations, Manager at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

Thanks for the review! We are working on grant funding at the moment to make our museum ADA compliant.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

My family and I visited here this past July 4 weekend on Sunday before seeing the outdoor drama. This is a small living history museum compared to several that we have seen on our travels, but it is still worth the small cost of admission....More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Spent an enjoyable time on a tour of this location. The Guide is very knowledgeable and truly loves the history of the area. Wonderful insight into living in the times of Daniel Boone

Thank Donna S
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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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Charlene_Smith42
September 6, 2015|
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Hi Charlene, Hickory Ridge Living History Museum will continue to be open every Saturday morning 9AM-1PM through October. Admission is by donation. We are holding our annual Boone Heritage Festival on Sunday, October 11... More
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