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

  • September 1:
    The museum is closed on Monday (Labor Day holiday) and will reopen to the public Tuesday on its regular schedule.

  • September 12:
    Fall School Day

    Hands-on school programming allows students the opportunity to visit various stations to learn about the culture of American-Indians, watch musket and cannon firing demonstrations, observe period tradesmen at work, and try their skill at typical games of the time. Reservations are required for school groups.

  • September 13 - 14:
    Living History Weekend

    Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm
    Historic interpreters will present musket and cannon firing demonstrations, as well as on-going displays of 18th Century camp life. This event is free, and open to the public.

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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