Lovill House Inn

Experience History at Hickory Ridge Museum

Experience a piece of the history of our area in Appalachia first hand and enjoy a guided tour of the Hickory Ridge Museum. Find out what it was like to settle and live in Appalachia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. You can tour the Hickory Ridge Museum, a living history museum, and its homesteads (in the Horn in the West area) each day until August 8, 2015. If you love history, this is a tour you don’t want to miss. Tickets are just $5 for adults and $3 for children. It is open from 5:30 to 7:30 each evening that Horn in the West show is performed Tuesday through Sunday. VIP packages can also be purchased for show tickets that include a tour of the museum.

On site are five historic cabins and outbuildings, some built by Squire Boone, a relative of Daniel Boone. Throughout the tour, you’ll meet players along the way that are acting out the history of the time period, carrying out daily tasks that the inhabitants and settlers would have done. You can even tour the grounds on Saturday’s when the Watauga County Farmer’s Market is set up and watch as actors cook things like rabbit on an old fashioned spit grill.

The Lovill House Inn is a very short distance from all of the fun things to do in Boone NC and the great dining and shopping options that Downtown Boone affords. We offer several great packages for Boone Vacations. Horn in the West and the Hickory Ridge Homesteads are located in the same area as the beautiful Daniel Boone Native Gardens. If you are thinking of taking in the Horn in the West show, get the package deal and check out the homesteads as well. Or, if you are heading to the farmer’s market on Saturday, make a special trip through the woods beside the market and check out the buildings.