Centrally located in the town of Boone, North Carolina, Hickory Ridge Living History Museum has demonstrated American colonial history for students, second-grade through college-age,
Focused on historical education and cultural entertainment, the museum’s historic cabins and collection of artifacts from the local area inspire understanding of social relationships and cultural heritage, especially as these relate to the Southern Appalachian Mountain region.
The museum is home to eight historic log structures, a classroom-sized amphitheater, short trails and the Museum Gift Shop. Hickory Ridge is located on the grounds of “Horn In The West” within Daniel Boone Park, which also offers a self-guided tour of Daniel Boone Native Gardens, the T. K. Pease trail ascending Strawberry Hill, and numerous sheltered and unsheltered picnic areas throughout.
Each student group will gain better understanding of their social studies and history curriculum through close examination and hands-on learning using actual artifacts, tools and materials available to early settlers of the area. Easy hikes through forest and meadow further support the experience.