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 June 2, 2018 – August 18, 2018 at 8 pm nightly except Sundays. Performances take place in the Mountainside Theater in Cherokee.

Mountainside Theater: 688 Drama Rd, Cherokee, NC. Evening Box Office opens at 4 pm.

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

Reserved Seating

Adults age 13+: $28 / Children age 6-12: $18. Children 5 & under are free.

General Seating

Adults age 13+: $25 / Children age 6-12: $15. Children 5 & under are free.

Unto These Hills VIP Tickets

All Ages: $40. Includes a backstage tour after the show, souvenir tote bag and show program book, popcorn and souvenir drink cup.

Drama Extras for Unto These Hills
Cancellation Insurance – $3 per ticket. If the venue cancels the show due to lightning, patrons with insurance are entitled to the choice of a refund of their tickets or a rain check valid for 2 seasons.

Dinner – $15. Southern style barbecue plate served at the theater before the show at 6:30 pm. Please order 48 hours in advance.

Backstage Tour – $5. Enjoy a fun and informative backstage tour directly after the show. Your tour guide will be a cast or crew member and will offer great insight into the show’s history and operation. Backstage tour are included with VIP tickets.

Group Rates – Available for groups of 15+. For group bookings please contact Kara at groupsandtouring@cherokeeadventure.com or call 828-497-2111, ext. 205.