In a state known for its "Historical Dramas," Boone's Horn in the West is an inspiring, insightful look at the early pioneer days of the Boone Area Appalachians.
This outdoor drama in Boone - which stages its 2015 season Tuesday through Sunday nights June 26th to August 8th - tells the tale of Daniel Boone's adventures in the High Country and the little known, pivotal role local pioneers played in winning the American Revolution at the Battle of Kings Mountain.
Plan ahead - buy tickets online! You won't want to miss this inspiring evening under the stars, with its beautiful outdoor stage adorned with native trees and rhododendron, first rate performances, and dramatic and spectacular effects.
There's real history in the High Country and Horn in the West is an exciting way to encounter it. Then dig deeper! Check out our Boone Area history feature for a variety of ways to encounter the stirring story of Daniel Boone and the mountaineer patriot militia that helped win a critical victory that turned the tide in the Revolution.
Don't miss adjoining attractions. Hickory Ridge Living History Museum is a wonderfully interpreted classic collection of historic, atmospheric log cabins. On Saturday mornings during the Farmers' Market on-site (May-October), the museum holds a live exhibit of firepit cooking. Expect to hear Saturday morning musket firings! Hickory Ridge Museum is also open 5:30 - 8:00 on evenings before "Horn in the West," late June through early August. Watch demonstrations of any of a variety of pioneer skills, such as blacksmithing, weaving, hearthside cooking and cornhusk crafts.
The neighboring Daniel Boone Native Gardens showcases the High Country's world-class biodiversity. Daniel Boone's nephew Jesse Boone lived in a log cabin in the area, and logs from his cabin were used to construct what is now known as the "Squire Boone Cabin" which stands within the Gardens.