Educational Programs and Group Tours

Group Tours and Educational Programs

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All of Hickory Ridge Living History Museum's educational programs stress the inter-relatedness of the early settlers with nature, allowing the participants to see and experience the self-sufficiency of the people who made their homes in the region.

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We invite you to step back into the past and learn about everyday life on an early American mountain homestead.  Hickory Ridge Living History Museum offers a variety of educational programs that focus on the settlement period between 1785 - 1805 when folks who settled into this region had to grow, create, and trade for the necessities of life.  Hickory Ridge's educational programs allow participants to sample a taste of pioneer life as well as learn a variety of domestic skills.

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The Group Tours of 10 or more include programs for School Groups and Adult/General Groups.  In the School Groups, programs are tailored for the specific age and grade. In the General Tour people of all ages enjoy exploring the historic buildings on the grounds, such as the Tatum Cabin built in 1785, and learning the ways early settlers lived and survived. There is a fee of $8 per participant. Teachers or camp counselors are free.

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