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

  • February 25 and 26:
    Cherokee Attack Anniversary

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

    On February 27, 1760, the 30-man garrison of Fort Dobbs engaged in a bloody, confusing, night-time skirmish with as many as 70 Cherokee warriors. This living history will give visitors a glimpse of what life was like for the soldiers and settlers seeking protection, through on-going displays of camp life, as well as scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations. Saturday 9-5, with an additional musket firing at 6:30pm. Sunday 10-3. Admission is free (donations appreciated).


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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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