Horn in the West

Horn in the West

Horn in the West show in Boone

Horn in the West: A Revolutionary Outdoor Drama

Boone has centuries of history and a variety of ways to learn about this history. You could visit a museum, go on a walking tour or enjoy a theatrical and historical show. “Horn in the West,” the longest-running cultural attraction in the High Country, is the perfect blend of family-friendly entertainment and history.

About Horn in the West

“Horn in the West” tells the story of the southern campaign of the American Revolution through both fictional and historic characters. Dr. Geoffrey Stuart, a prominent British physician, struggles between his allegiance to the Crown and his loyalty to fellow colonists. His biggest conflict arises when his own son, Jack, aligns with their neighbors to join the Regulator Movement. Dr. Stuart is joined on the stage by Daniel Boone, Judge Richard Henderson, Dragging Canoe and many more. The story culminates in the Battle of King’s Mountain.

“Horn in the West” was written by Dr. Kermit Hunter, who also wrote 40 other historical productions. Since the show began in 1952, over one million people have seen the outdoor production. “Horn in the West” is the longest-running Revolutionary War outdoor drama in the country.

Experience gunfire, passion and the struggle for freedom as you live history during “Horn in the West.”

Horn in the West 2019 Season

“Horn in the West” returns for its 68th season, June 21–August 10. There are daily performance at 8 p.m., Tuesday–Thursday, at the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum amphitheater. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Arrive before the show and take a tour of the museum.

Horn in the West seats

Horn in the West Tickets

Ticket prices are the same whether you purchase online, over the phone or in person. The box office is open on show days from 1 p.m. until intermission.

General Admission Tickets

General admission seats are the back three sections of the house, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Adults: $20, students: $17, children under 12: $15

Premiere General Admission

Premiere general admission ticket holders receive assigned seats in the lower general admission sections.

Adults: $30, students: $27, children under 12: $20

VIP Tickets

The VIP experience includes mid-house and front VIP row seating, VIP lanyard, popcorn, a drink, admission to the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, seat cushions and more.

Adults: $45, students: $25, children under 12: $25

Horn in the West Discounts

Members of the military, AAA and AARP can receive a $4 discount on tickets purchased at the ticket office.

On Wednesday nights, “Horn in the West” offers a $12 discount for residents of North Carolina’s High Country and local Chamber of Commerce members. You must show proof of residency and purchase the tickets at the ticket office the night of the show.

Click here for a Horn in the West coupon.

More Information about Horn in the West

“Horn in the West” takes place at the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum amphitheater, located at 591 Horn in the West Drive, Boone.

Weather Policy

Should bad weather occur before the show, the performance will be pushed up until 9 p.m. The show may not begin after 9 p.m. Shows cancelled before intermission are eligible for the cancellation insurance refund.