Relive Colonial Times at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

Jerry Blackwelder

The Hickory Ridge Living History Museum on the grounds of the Horn In the West outdoor drama in Boone gives students a glimpse of everyday life for the settlers in the mountains of North Carolina.

Interpreters dressed in period clothing tell students how early settlers lived and describe a typical mountain homestead. They explain the self sufficiency of our forefathers by showing the routines and skills they needed to survive. Your students will see such centuries old household chores as hearthside cooking, weaving, candlemaking, spinning, blacksmithing and more.

Educational programs at Hickory Ridge include tours of the historic buildings on the grounds like the Tatum cabin built in 1785. The Museum creates the atmosphere of a small mountain community shortly after the Revolutionary War. Homes at the time were sparsely furnished but family life with the pioneer spirit created a cozy atmosphere.

For more information or to schedule your fi eld trip call (828) 264-2120 or visit


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