The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

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Hickory Ridge

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Hickory Ridge Homestead is an eighteenth century living history museum that highlights the daily lives of the early settlers of the Appalachian Mountains. Early furniture, period clothing, utensils, farm implements, and many other early artifacts, as well as displays and exhibits, contribute to the experience of Hickory Ridge. Created in 1980, the museum is meant to further the visitor's imagination and understanding about the life of the settlers in the "Horn in the West" drama. Visitors get insight into the lifestyle of early mountain settlers, how they lived, and what constituted a 'typical' mountain homestead.

Website: Hickory Ridge Homestead
Located at Horn in the West,
Boone NC
Distance: 2 hours from Asheville
Address: 591 Horn in the West Rd., Boone, NC 28607
Telephone: 828-264-2120
Hours: May-June Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday noon-8 p.m.; July-ČOctober 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily; November-April by appointment
Fees: Donations accepted
Allow: 1 hour minimum
Nearby: Appalachian Heritage Museum, Mystery Hill, The Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad, Hickory Museum of Art
Directions: From Asheville, take I-40 East to Marion. In Marion, take NC 221 North to Boone. Located just past the intersection of NC 321.

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