Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

The mountains of North Carolina are rich in history. At the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, groups will learn what life was like in the 1700s as the United States formed and expanded. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the 18th-century homestead gives groups a glimpse into the past and a feeling for the daily lives of early mountain settlers, including how they lived and what constituted a "typical" homestead. Costumed interpreters at the museum provide insight into skills the settlers possessed such as hearthside cooking, weaving, making candles, spinning, and blacksmithing. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can visit the museum to explore the rich history of the mountains of North Carolina through tours and living history programs.

contact info

Hrs: Apr.-Nov. Tues.-Sun. 10AM-2PM.

School

Educational programs at the museum include a general tour and children's craft workshops, focusing on what the day to day was like during the settlement period (1785-1805) on an early American mountain homestead in the Appalachians. The general tour takes students through authentic log cabins as they learn about the lives of early settlers, the Cherokee Indians, and more. Students can complete their visit with candle dipping and corn husk doll-making activities. Other craft activities can be booked for your school group upon request.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Colonial America, Native Americans, pioneers, early trades, crafts, historical figures, culture, art.

contact info
Name: Group Reservations
Phone: 828-264-2120
Email: saha.museum@gmail.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Email, Phone. Cost: Fee

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

The mountains of North Carolina are rich in history. At the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, groups will learn what life was like in the 1700s as the United States formed and expanded. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the 18th-century homestead gives groups a glimpse into the past and a feeling for the daily lives of early mountain settlers, including how they lived and what constituted a "typical" homestead. Costumed interpreters at the museum provide insight into skills the settlers possessed such as hearthside cooking, weaving, making candles, spinning, and blacksmithing. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can visit the museum to explore the rich history of the mountains of North Carolina through tours and living history programs.

contact info

Hrs: Apr.-Nov. Tues.-Sun. 10AM-2PM.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on a variety of history-related badges on field trips to Hickory Ridge Living History Museum. The general tour takes scouts through authentic log cabins as they learn about the lives of early settlers, pioneer life, the Cherokee Indians, and more. Scouts can complete their living history experience with activities such as candle dipping and corn husk doll-making activities. Other craft activities can be booked for your troop upon request.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Colonial America, Native Americans, Indian lore, pioneers, early trades, crafts, historical figures, culture, art.

contact info
Name: Group Reservations
Phone: 828-264-2120
Email: saha.museum@gmail.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Email, Phone. Cost: Fee

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

The mountains of North Carolina are rich in history. At the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, groups will learn what life was like in the 1700s as the United States formed and expanded. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the 18th-century homestead gives groups a glimpse into the past and a feeling for the daily lives of early mountain settlers, including how they lived and what constituted a "typical" homestead. Costumed interpreters at the museum provide insight into skills the settlers possessed such as hearthside cooking, weaving, making candles, spinning, and blacksmithing. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can visit the museum to explore the rich history of the mountains of North Carolina through tours and living history programs.

contact info

Hrs: Apr.-Nov. Tues.-Sun. 10AM-2PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups will enjoy a fun day exploring the settlement period at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum. Campers will take the general tour, which allows them walk through authentic log cabins as they learn about the lives of early settlers, pioneer life, the Cherokee Indians, and more. Add a fun craft activity such as candle dipping or corn husk doll-making to complete your visit. Other craft activities can be booked for your camp group upon request.

contact info
Name: Group Reservations
Phone: 828-264-2120
Email: saha.museum@gmail.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Email, Phone. Cost: Fee

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

The mountains of North Carolina are rich in history. At the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, groups will learn what life was like in the 1700s as the United States formed and expanded. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the 18th-century homestead gives groups a glimpse into the past and a feeling for the daily lives of early mountain settlers, including how they lived and what constituted a "typical" homestead. Costumed interpreters at the museum provide insight into skills the settlers possessed such as hearthside cooking, weaving, making candles, spinning, and blacksmithing. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can visit the museum to explore the rich history of the mountains of North Carolina through tours and living history programs.

contact info

Hrs: Apr.-Nov. Tues.-Sun. 10AM-2PM.

Homeschool

Educational programs at the museum include a general tour and children's craft workshops, focusing on what day to day life was like during the settlement period two centuries ago on an early American mountain homestead in the Appalachians. The general tour takes homeschool groups through authentic log cabins as they learn about the lives of early settlers, the Cherokee Indians, and more. Complete your visit with candle dipping and corn husk doll-making activities. Other craft activities can be booked for your homeschoolers upon request.

topics covered:
Social studies, Colonial America, Native Americans, pioneers, early trades, crafts, historical figures, culture, art.

contact info
Name: Group Reservations
Phone: 828-264-2120
Email: saha.museum@gmail.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Email, Phone. Cost: Fee

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

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