- Boone Chamber of Commerce:
Started as a labor of love for the history of the Appalachian Mountains,
the Appalachian Heritage Museum found its home at Mystery Hill in
Originally located on the campus of Appalachian State University,
it was formally known as the Dougherty House and was one of the
first buildings erected on the State University grounds in 1903.
Once arriving at Mystery Hill, the house was restored to its original status and renamed the Appalachian Heritage Museum.
Housed within these walls are memories of life in the 19th century. Authentic antiques are seen throughout. From sewing machines and household furnishings, to books, ledgers and personal belongings, the museum reflects the lifestyle of our Appalachian ancestors.