Scopes Trial Play & Festival

Friday, July 14 marks the first day of the 29th annual Scopes Trial Play and Festival. Following the dedication of the Clarence Darrow statue that Friday, you may wish to attend the reenactment of the Scopes Trial play, performed annually in the historic court-house where the Scopes Trial took place in Dayton, Tenn.

The play is performed two weekends in a row, July 14-15 and July 22-23 at the Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St., Dayton TN 37321. Space is limited. Reserve promptly to avoid disappointment.

Purchase tickets when available directly from the Tennessee Valley Theater at 423.365.PLAY (7529). Website:

The historic courthouse and museum may be toured, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.

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