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“Very interesting”

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.
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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 5 July 2013

The museum itself is simply a few cabins with some artifacts inside. A good tour guide could make the place come alive, however. We did not have such a guide. Our guide was obviously new and not as well-versed in the history of the cabins as he might have been. It really needs enthusiasm as well as knowledge.

There is no entry fee; a suggested donation of (I think) $3/person is requested/expected (it was part of our package which included the gardens, the museum, and the Horn in the West show). At that cost, it's worth it.

Visited July 2013
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Orange Park, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Promising but not all that”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Under more of a field trip or camp atmosphere maybe you get more out of it. We found it to look interesting but not really have the follow through, however, we went through it in the evening before the Horn in the West show. We had to pull information out of the costumed actors. Also, it says free admission for a donation, but there were boxes outside of each cabin asking for a donation of $3.00 which seemed more like an admittance fee.

Visited June 2013
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Berea, Kentucky
Level 4 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Hickory Ridge Homestead”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

The Hickory Ridge Homestead Museum is a very interesting historical stop in Boone, NC. It is a recreational reenactment of the original homesteaders in the region, complete with cabins and everything! My colleagues and I were not able to participate in the reenactment, but we were able to stop in and check out the cabins on our way to the Daniel Boone Native Gardens. The cabins were very authentic and we would have loved to have been able to stick around and check out the reenactment, especially since the local farmers market goes on right beside of it! Definitely a cool stop if you are traveling through Boone on a Saturday morning and are looking for something to do!

Visited May 2013
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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
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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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