Photos courtesy of Horn in the West

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Horn in the West

Horn in the West, the nation's longest-running Revolutionary War drama, is performed in beautiful 35-acre Daniel Boone Park in Boone, North Carolina.

Horn in the West pays tribute to the courage and determination of the early settlers who came to the Blue Ridge Mountains seeking freedom and escape from British tyranny. The story tells of the lives of these mountain people during the turbulent years of the War for Independence. A well-known character portrayed in the drama is Daniel Boone, for whom the town is named.

Horn in the West is presented in the 2,500-seat Daniel Boone Amphitheater, which some describe as the most beautiful outdoor theater in the eastern United States. Students from North Carolina State University School of Design sculpted the theater out of rugged terrain, creating a special performance venue to both fit the staging directions of the drama and blend in with the mountain landscape.

More than 1.4 million guests have seen Horn in the West since it opened in 1952. The script was written by Dr. Kermit Hunter, who also authored the original Cherokee drama Unto These Hills and 40 other historical productions.

As the home of Horn in the West, Daniel Boone Park is home to other attractions and events as well, including the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, and Daniel Boone Native Gardens. The Watauga County Farmers' Market is held on site each Saturday morning, May through November.

Hours of Operation

The 2016 season of Horn in the West runs June 25 - August 6, Tuesday through Sunday. Curtain time is 8:00 pm.

Admission Fee

Adult ticket: $24 (tax and fee included)
Child ticket: $12 (tax and fee included)
Group Tour and VIP Package discounts are available (call for more information).
Hours of operation and fees are subject to change. Contact directly for most current information.


The beautiful grounds of Horn in the West are located at 591 Horn in the West Drive, just off the 600 block of Blowing Rock Road / US 321, in the heart of Boone.

Horn in the West
591 Horn in the West Drive
PO Box 295
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-2120

Horn in the West

PO Box 295
Boone, NC 28607
Horn in the West

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