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

Military Timeline
November 12-13

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.  9-5 Saturday, 10-3 Sunday.  Free ($2 donation suggested.)

Saturday Demonstrations

10:30am Black Powder Arms

11:30am Bolt Action to Full Auto

12:30pm Civil War Artillery

1:30pm Black Powder Arms

2:30pm Bolt Action to Full Auto

3:30pm Civil War Artillery

Sunday Demonstrations

10:00am Black Powder Arms

11:00pm Bolt Action to Full Auto

12:00pm Civil War Artillery

1:00pm Black Powder Arms

2:00pm Bolt Action to Full Auto


Homeschool Day
December 9

Homeschooling families are invited to engage with interpreters in hands-on activities which will bring the 18th century to life.     10-3 Friday.  Fee and pre-registration required.  Please contact staff for details.

Winter Living History and Foodways Workshop
December 10-11

During the weekend, historic interpreters will discuss winter life in a French and Indian War camp through living history demonstrations.  Historic foodways and beer brewing will be highlighted.  9-5 Saturday, 10-3 Sunday.  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."