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 14 and 15:
    War for Empire

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

    In Fort Dobbs' largest event of the year, join soldiers, American Indians, and civilians from the 18th Century as we look at the French and Indian War history of North Carolina. Witness the reconstruction of Fort Dobbs first hand! Admission is $4 per person (children under 5 admitted free).

  • Stay tuned for more upcoming events . . .

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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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