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 28 - March 1:
    Cherokee Attack Anniversary

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

    Join us as we commemorate the 255th anniversary of the Cherokee attack on Fort Dobbs. Musket and cannon firing demonstrations will be featured. A special evening tour will be offered at 6:30pm Saturday. Admission is free, and open to the public.


  • April 18 - 19:
    War For Empire

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

    During Fort Dobbs' largest event of the year, experience life on the NC frontier during the French and Indian War. Battle re-enactments, living history encampments, historical lectures and vignettes will all be featured. Admission is $3 (children under 5 free).


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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