Unto These Hills


The story of the Cherokee people through the eons, through the zenith of their power, through the heartbreak of the Trail of Tears, to the present day.


One of the longest-running outdoor dramas in the U.S., Unto These Hills has thrilled and entertained more than six million people since 1950. Recently rewritten to better reflect the Cherokee’s true history and culture, the play is a ‘must see’ when visiting the Smokies.


An Evening of Legends and History Under the Stars

A tale chronicling the tragedy of the Trail of Tears and the triumph of the Cherokee People. Runs May 27 – August 19, 2023  at 8 pm nightly except Sundays. Performances take place in the Mountainside Theater in Cherokee.  Gates open at 7P

Mountainside Theater: 688 Drama Rd, Cherokee, NC.

Daytime Box Office: 564 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC. Mondays – Saturdays 9 am – 4 pm.

Phone: 866-554-4557
Online Ticket Sales & More information: CherokeeHistorical.org


General Seating

Adults age 13+: $35 / Children age 6-12: $25. Children 5 & under are free.

Visit CherokeeHistorical.org or call 828-497-2111 for more information

Group Rates – Available for groups of 15+. For group bookings please contact Kara at [email protected] or call 828-497-2111, ext. 205.