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

  • November 11:
    Site Closed

    We will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day (state holiday) on Tuesday, November 11th, reopening Wednesday, November 12th on our regular schedule. "Thank You" to all veterans for your service.

  • November 15 - 16:
    Military Timeline

    Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm

    The history of North Carolina and the United States is inextricably linked with the military. Native warriors defended their homeland from the encroachments of European troops, a nation was born from former colonies, brother fought brother in a bloody civil war, and a re-united nation sent her soldiers overseas in the defense of other countries.
    Soldiers representing more than 400 years of North Carolina history will be on-hand at Fort Dobbs for our fourth annual Military Timeline event. Visit with the men and women who shaped our state and learn about their weapons, equipment and experience. See what has changed about soldier life over the centuries and what common themes remain. Small arms and artillery firing demonstrations will be scheduled. Admission is free, and open to the public. Donations are always appreciated.

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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