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“Great Experience!”

Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
Ranked #11 of 45 things to do in Boone
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Owner description: 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.
Boone, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
Reviewed 12 December 2012

I went with my son when his school went on a field trip, and I had a great time. Very educational, but also a lot of fun.

Visited November 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Festival”
Reviewed 25 October 2012

We were in town visiting when the heritage festival was being held on October 13. It was interesting and entertaining. Not enough women's bathrooms to accommodate the large crowd, however.

Visited October 2012
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great place to spend a few hours during good weather”
Reviewed 3 September 2012

We made a trip out to the Watagua County Farmers Market which is held in the Horn of the West parking lot on Saturday morning. What a great market! After putting all our goodies in the car, we went back to visit the Hickory Ridge Living Museum. There were actors/artisans in period costumes around a group of log cabins weaving, whittling, etc.. My husband chatted with several of the "soldiers" about their rifles. There was even a rabbit roasting over a fire. It is small, but well maintained and in a beautiful wooded site. Then we walked over to the Daniel Boone Native Gardens and spent an hour wandering through the quiet gardens there. All in all, it was a great way to spend a few hours on a sunny Saturday morning. Children would enjoy the Living Museum.

Visited September 2012
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6 Thank Jeanine D
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Enjoyed!”
Reviewed 22 July 2012

Great to see this little living memorial to an earlier way of living in the mountains. We have come a long way since the 18th century but it is wonderful to get back to our roots and see how they lived. We are blessed! Great family experience!

Visited July 2012
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5 Thank Photo-ops2012
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“extremely pleasant short excursion”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

very, very well maintained, large walkways, friendly folks doing demonstrations! Very picture-worthy, and you have the added benefit of their sharing the parking with Daniel Boone Native Gardens, Horn in the West, and the Watauga Farmer's Market..so you get four in one from one parking lot!

Visited July 2012
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5 Thank Deborah B
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