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The Legend of Tommy Hodges

October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on October 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm

$5 – $20
train at the Cradle of forestry

The Cradle of Forestry is excited to offer visitors their incredibly outdoor drama, “The Legend of Tommy Hodges,” on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22. Show times for both evenings will be at 6:30 and 8:00pm and will be limited to a total of 75 participants per showing. 

During this unique and exciting outdoor performance, audiences will travel back in time to the year 1901 and hear yarns about the legendary Tommy Hodges, a student of the Biltmore Forest School who went missing one autumn night. Audiences will be led around the Biltmore Campus Trail by different characters from the play and watch as the story unfolds around them from all sides. In addition, audience members are invited to dress up in Biltmore Forest School-era clothing (early 1900’s) to fully immerse themselves in the event and take part in the story. 

The show is a one-mile-long experience, as the audience walks the well-lit trail to see the entire play and takes about 45 minutes to an hour. The story is better suitable for ages six and up. Audience members are asked to dress warmly, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a flashlight, and although we love our pets as much as you, we ask that you please leave them at home. Ponchos and other rain gear are welcome if the weather is drizzly, but please leave umbrellas at home so everyone has a chance to see the show unobstructed. 

Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund with 48 hours’ notice of cancellation prior to your event.  E-mail [email protected] to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. Please include your booking name & date of program in your e-mail.   

No-shows will be charged the full price.

Customers will receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to severe weather or other unforeseen circumstances. 


General Admission – $20 
Youth – $10 (Ages 4-12) 
America The Beautiful Passholders- General Admission Ages 13 and older-$10 
America The Beautiful Passholders- Youth Ages 4-12- $5 
Cradle of Forestry Annual Passholders- General Admission Ages 13 and older-$10 
Cradle of Forestry Annual Passholders- Youth Ages 4-12- $5 
     *Passholders must present pass in-person during check-in 


October 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 – $20
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