Horn In The West

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Horn in the West™ brings to life the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone and the hardy mountain settlers of the Blue Ridge Mountains in their struggle to preserve their freedom during the years before and during the War for Independence. (Horn In The West Official Website)

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Historical Drama Based Around Daniel Boone

“Horn in the West” is an annual historical outdoor drama in Boone, North Carolina. Since its debut in 1952, the play has captivated audiences with its vivid portrayal of the American Revolutionary War era. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the drama unfolds in the beautiful Daniel Boone Amphitheater, providing a uniquely immersive experience. The storyline follows the adventures of Dr. Geoffrey Stuart, a British physician turned patriot, and his interactions with frontiersman Daniel Boone and the Cherokee people, highlighting themes of courage, resilience, and the fight for freedom.


Promotional video created in 2018 by cast member, Daniel McCook.

The production is renowned for its engaging narrative, its authentic costumes, and period-accurate set designs. The cast, comprising both professional actors and local talent, brings to life the struggles and triumphs of early American settlers. The drama delves into the complexities of frontier life, the impact of the Revolutionary War on the Appalachian region, and the rich cultural exchanges between settlers and Native Americans. Including traditional music and dance further enhances the historical atmosphere, making the performance a comprehensive portrayal of the time.

Visitors to “Horn in the West” often find the experience both educational and entertaining. The drama provides a glimpse into the past and fosters a deeper appreciation for the region’s history and heritage. The venue itself, nestled in a scenic outdoor setting, allows audiences to enjoy the natural beauty of Boone while being transported back in time. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply looking for a captivating theatrical performance, “Horn in the West” offers a memorable and enriching experience for all ages.

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