591 Horn in the West Drive, P.O. Box 295, Boone, NC 28607
Hickory Ridge History Museum is located in the heart of Boone, NC, sharing the grounds with "Horn in the West", the nation's longest-running Revolutionary War outdoor drama. The museum displays some of the oldest building structures in the area and was created in 1980 to foster a better understanding of the life of the settlers depicted in the drama. The museum also provides insight into the self-sufficiency of our forefathers by showing the routines and skills they possessed such as hearthside cooking, weaving, making candles, spinning, blacksmithing, etc.
Purchase tickets for your tour at the Gift Shop; Adults $8 | Children $5. You will be guided through a collection of authentic log cabins by a knowledgeable docent and historian who will give you a very interesting understanding of what life on the frontier was like in the mid-to-late 1700s.
During the Horn in the West season (June 27th - August 12th in 2023), the museum is open from 5-7:30 pm for self-guided tours. Volunteers are in each cabin demonstrating a skill or lifestyle and are available for questions, photos, and more.