"I've been waiting for this weekend for months!" — War for Empire Visitor


 MILITARY TIMELINE, November 9-10

Visit with soldiers and support personnel from hundreds of years of North Carolina history.  The experiences of veterans of the Revolution, Civil War, World Wars and other conflicts will be shared through living history displays and weapons firing demonstrations. 

10am-4pm Saturday, 10am-3pm Sunday. $2 admission (children under 5 free.)

 

End-of-year Homeschool Day, December 13

Homeschooling families are invited to Fort Dobbs to interact with interpreters in hands-on activities which will bring the 18th century to life!

10am-2pm. $6 per student. Pre-registration required.

WINTER ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER, December 14

This living history will give visitors a glimpse of what daily life was like for the garrison of Fort Dobbs as they prepared to spend winter in the fort in 1756.  On-going displays of camp life and historic cooking will be offered, as well as musket and cannon firing demonstrations.

10am-4pm. Free ($2 donation suggested.)

The Defense of Fort Dobbs, February 29-March 1, 2020

On February 27, 1760, the garrison of Fort Dobbs engaged in a bloody, confusing, night-time skirmish with Cherokee warriors. This living history event will give visitors a glimpse of what life was like for those involved through on-going displays of camp and barracks life, as well as scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations.

Special evening tour at 7pm Saturday. (May not be suitable for young children.)
10am-8pm Saturday. 10am-3pm Sunday. Free ($2 donation suggested.)

Spring school day, April 3

School groups are invited to learn about life on the NC frontier during our annual Spring School Day. Interactive demonstrations will be set up throughout the site exploring the lives of settlers, soldiers, and Native Americans at the time of the French and Indian War. Demonstrations will include such activities as musket firing, cooking, music, games, wood working and more!

Admission is $6 per student and pre-registration is REQUIRED. To reserve space for your group, contact scott.douglas@ncdcr.gov today!

War for Empire, April 4-5

In Fort Dobbs’ largest event of the year, join soldiers, American Indians, and civilians from the 18th Century as we look at the French & Indian War history of North Carolina.
Trades demonstrations, vendors, period musical performances, and historic weapons firings will be featured.

10am-4pm Saturday, 10am-3pm Sunday. $4 admission (children under 5 free.)

Taken shelter in fort dobbs, June 13

In the spring of 1759, the Yadkin Valley was ravaged by fighting as Cherokee warriors spread over the region. Many British settlers fled, while others found shelter within the walls of Fort Dobbs. Though no full-time soldiers were present, the building offered badly needed refuge to civilians.
Historic interpreters representing the settlers of Fourth Creek will offer on-going displays of life at the fort, as well as featured musket firing demonstrations.

10am-4pm. Free ($2 donation suggested.)

fall school day, September 18

School groups are invited to learn about life on the NC frontier during our annual Fall School Day. Interactive demonstrations will be set up throughout the site exploring the lives of settlers, soldiers, and Native Americans at the time of the French and Indian War. Demonstrations will include such activities as musket firing, cooking, music, games, wood working and more!

Admission is $6 per student and pre-registration is REQUIRED. To reserve space for your group, contact scott.douglas@ncdcr.gov today!

fall living history day, September 19

This living history will give visitors a glimpse of what daily life was like for the garrison of Fort Dobbs through on-going displays of barracks life, historic cooking, and scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations.

10am-4pm. Free ($2 donation suggested.)

military timeline, November 14-15

Visit with soldiers and support personnel from hundreds of years of North Carolina history. The experiences of veterans of the Revolution, Civil War, World Wars and other conflicts will be shared through living history displays and weapons firing demonstrations.

10am-4pm Saturday, 10am-3pm Sunday. $2 admission.

homeschool day, December 11

Homeschooling families are invited to Fort Dobbs to interact with interpreters in hands-on activities which will bring the 18th century to life!

A fee of $6 per student applies. Pre-registration required. Please e-mail scott.douglas@ncdcr.gov for more details.

Winter on the western frontier, december 12

This living history will give visitors a glimpse of what daily life was like for the garrison of Fort Dobbs as they prepared to spend winter in the fort in 1756. On-going displays of barracks life and historic cooking will be offered, as well as musket and cannon firing demonstrations.

10am-4pm . Free ($2 donation suggested.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 


Special events and living history weekends are made possible by the generosity of the Friends of Fort Dobbs,
who support the mission of Fort Dobbs State Historic Site —
“To preserve and interpret the history of Fort Dobbs and North Carolina's role in the French and Indian War."