Fort Dobbs

French & Indian War – Archaeology

Situated in the Piedmont region of North Carolina near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ft. Dobbs State Historic Site provides a window into the tumultuous period of history known as the French and Indian War (1754-1763) or Seven Years War.

As the only state historic site associated with the period, it represents North Carolina's link with a global war for empire that crossed five continents, lasted nearly a decade and sowed the seeds for independence.

Resources

Visit the Friends of Fort Dobbs website.

Fort Dobbs

Upcoming Events

  • November 18 - 19:
    Military Timeline

    Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
    Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm
    Visit with soldiers and support personnel from hundreds of years of North Carolina history. The experiences of veterans of the Revolution, Civil War, World Wars and other conflicts will be shared through living history displays and weapons firing demonstrations. $2 admission (children under 5 free.) Saturday 9-5; Sunday 10-3.


  • December 9:
    Winter on the Western Frontier

    Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
    This living history will give visitors a glimpse of what daily life was like for the garrison of Fort Dobbs as they prepared to spend their first winter on the site in 1755. On-going displays of camp life and historic cooking will be offered, as well as scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations. 9am-5pm.


  • Stay tuned for more upcoming events . . .
View NC Culture Calendar

Fort Dobbs Information

Contact Us

Ft. Dobbs
438 Ft. Dobbs Road
Statesville, N.C. 28625
Phone: 704-873-5882
Email: info@fortdobbs.org

Hours of Operation

Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major holidays.

Admission

No admission fees. Donations are accepted and appreciated.


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