Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

The mountains of North Carolina are rich in history. At this museum, students can learn what life was like in the 1700s as the United States formed and expanded. The 18th-century homestead gives 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. The museum also provides insight into skills the settlers possessed such as hearthside cooking, weaving, making candles, spinning, and blacksmithing. Programs include the general tour and children's craft workshops. Popular workshop activities include candle dipping and corn-husk doll making.

Contact Info
Address: 591 Horn in the West Drive, Boone, NC 28607. Watauga County. Tel: 828-264-2120. Email: hickoryridge@hickoryridgemuseum.com. Website: www.hickoryridgemuseum.com. Hrs: Vary.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

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 about $15 per month more. ... Continue