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.


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Fort Dobbs

Upcoming Events

  • April 8 and 9:
    War For Empire

    Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
    Sunday 10 am - 3 pm

    During Fort Dobbs' largest event of the year, join the soldiers, settlers, and American Indians who inhabited North Carolina's colonial frontier and learn about their lives and struggles through encampments, trades demonstrations, and battle re-enactments. Admission is $3 (children under 5 free).

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Fort Dobbs Information

Contact Us

Ft. Dobbs
438 Ft. Dobbs Road
Statesville, N.C. 28625
Phone: 704-873-5882

Hours of Operation

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


No admission fees. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

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