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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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I'm a huge history buff. I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Sydney. Her knowledge is extensive. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rio725
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Los Angeles, California
Closed for the season too early

While we didn't get to see the show because they were closed for the season. We were not able to... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
ssgtretiredarmy
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Lexington, South 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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  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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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 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Rio725
Reviewed 14 August 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

Thank ssgtretiredarmy
Reviewed 14 August 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

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 26 July 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.

Thank mbarrier
Reviewed 22 July 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

Thank lovetotrip12
Reviewed 11 July 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

1  Thank Genese55
Reviewed 6 July 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

1  Thank jwmcrazynurse
Reviewed 27 June 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
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We went to Hickory Ridge while our toddler's grandparents were in town. A very well maintained and quaint living history museum. Definitely worth a stop if you're in Boone. I would do the tour, as there's not much in the way of signage. We'll definitely...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We toured recently with Dakota as our guide. She was well informed and quite interesting, as she taught us about the lifestyle of families in the mountains in the late 1700's. The $5 is a modest amount to pay, and I would recommend it if...More

2  Thank Bonnie B
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bluegrassraised
25 April 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
7 September 2015|
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Response from Michelle L | Property representative |
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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