Southern Appalachian Historical Association

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About Southern Appalachian Historical Association

'Horn in the West' is our nation's longest-running Revolutionary War outdoor drama. The play brings to life the story of the hardy pioneers of the Carolina Backcountry who, with the help of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone and Cherokee allies, settled the Blue Ridge wilderness as they sought freedom from British tyranny.  Loved by young and old alike, the 'Horn in the West' drama is located in the heart of Boone, in one of the most beautiful outdoor theaters in the country.  This adventure has offered thrilling outdoor entertainment to generations of Americans since it premiered in 1952.

Hickory Ridge History Museum offers guest the opportunity to tour five historical cabins and outbuildings, interact with costumed interpreters, and observe period demonstrations. Demonstrations include firing of black powder rifles, candle making, spinning, weaving, and other 18th century skills. Live your history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hickory Ridge offers a chance to interact with the history of the 18th century North Carolina mountains through a series of five historical cabins and outbuildings. Constumed Interpreters bring history to life through guided tours and period demonstrations. Demostrations include firing of black powder rifles, candle making, spinning, weaving, and other skills. Educational programs and group tours are also available. Live your history.