Homeschool Days

Homeschool Field Trips!

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At Hickory Ridge we know one of the largest challenges of homeschooling your children is providing field trips with the same quality as public and private schools. We believe that all students deserve the same quality of field trip despite group size! New for this year, we are launching Homeschool Field Days! Each month the museum is in operation we will be offering a new and exciting learning opportunity just for homeschool students. The content changes each month so you as an at-home educator can lean on us as much as you'd like to fulfill social studies requirements. We want to be your partner in teaching, not just a field trip. All Field Days are $8, pay on arrival. They start at 10:00 am on the Third Friday of the month, April – November, and last approximately two hours.

all of the events have filled and are closed. Look for a possible one in the spring!


September 20: Making a home on the frontier

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Immerse your students in the struggles of moving to the High Country in 1776. With the help of our expert interpreters guests will learn about the reason people fled their home to come to the mountains and get a glimpse of the hard work it took to uproot their lives. Topics include cabin building, colonial politics, the Revolution, and personal liberties. Attendees will also get to take home a candle that they make themselves! 

Price: $8 per participant, parents are free.


October 18: Life of a longhunter


What does Daniel have to do with Boone? Find out on this wonderfully interactive day. Our interpreters will guide your students through the lives of the first Europeans to lay eyes on these mountains. Guests will learn about hunting, trapping, surveying, flintlock weapons, and the reasons people took to this way of life.

Price: $8 per participant, parents are free. 


November 15th: Women of the Frontier


By far the hardest working people in the mountains during the 1700s were women. Learn about the lives of these mothers, wives, farmers, hunters, homemakers, herbalists, and all around amazing people. Guests will learn to spin, weave, and play colonial games. 

Price: $8 per participant, parents are free.