Horn in the West, the nation’s longest-running Revolutionary War drama, is performed in beautiful 35-acre Daniel Boone Park in Boone.
The play 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, including the legendary Daniel Boone, for whom the town is named.
Horn in the West is presented in the 2,500-seat Daniel Boone Amphitheater. Students from North Carolina State University School of Design sculpted the theater out of rugged terrain, creating a venue to both fit the staging directions and blend in with the mountain landscape.
More than 1.4 million guests have seen Horn in the West since 1952. The script was written by 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 season of Horn in the West runs late June to early August, with shows nightly Tuesday through Sunday. Curtain time is 8 pm.
Adult ticket: $20
Children (12 and under) ticket: $15
VIP (reserved) and student discounts are available (call for more information).
Hours of operation and fees are subject to change. Contact directly for most current information.