(828) 898-5605 info@averycounty.com

Horn in the West/Southern Appalachian Historical Association


OutdoorsArt, Culture, Theater and The ForumAttractionsMuseumNon-Profit Organizations

About Us

Horn in the West Outdoor Drama brings to life the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone and the hardy settlers of the Blue Ridge Mountains in their struggle to preserve their freedom during the years before and during the War for Independence. At times sweet and quiet, beautiful and emotional, exciting and grand, the story is told using music, dance, combat, and song. Performances are mid-June to early-August.

Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, open early April to early November, offers daily tours of its historical cabins with costumed interpreters. Historical reenactments, artisan demonstrations, and educational experiences are just a few of Hickory Ridge offerings. The highlight event is the July 4th Burning of the Effigy of King George, which include black powder demonstrations, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and ceremonial toasts.
See more at horninthewest.com/about-museum.

Travel Guide

Explore the Extraordinary

Home of the Annual Woolly Worm Festival
and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Visitor, Relocation and Business Guide