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

SPRING SCHOOL DAY: aPRIL 7

Fort Dobbs will host a program dedicated to teaching large numbers of students about life on the Carolina frontier in the 1750’s through various hands-on demonstrations.  This event is open to public school groups on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required.  $6 per student.

WAR FOR EMPIRE: APRIL 8-9

During Fort Dobbs’ largest event of the year, join the soldiers, settlers, and American Indians who inhabited North Carolina’s colonial frontier and learn about their lives and struggles through encampments, trades demonstrations, and tactical demonstrations.                                                                                                                                           Saturday, 9-5.  Sunday 10-3.  $3 admission (children under 5 free.)

MILITIA MUSTER: JULY 15-16

All males ages 16-60 were required by law to serve in North Carolina’s militia during the French and Indian War.  These civilians would gather at appointed times during the year to practice military drill and could be used to quickly form an army for defense at times of invasion.  Historic interpreters representing the Rowan County militia will offer on-going displays of military camp life, as well as featured musket and cannon firing demonstrations.  
Saturday 9-5.  Sunday 10-3.  Free ($2 donation suggested.)

FALL SCHOOL DAY: OCTOBER 13

Fort Dobbs will host a program dedicated to teaching large numbers of students about life on the Carolina frontier in the 1750’s through various hands-on demonstrations.  This event is open to public school groups on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required.  $6 per student.

FALL LIVING HISTORY: OCTOBER 14

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 camp life, historic cooking, and scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations. 
9-5.  Free ($2 donation suggested.)

military timeline: november 18-19

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.  
Saturday 9-5.  Sunday 10-3.  $2 admission (children under 5 free.)

homeschool day: december 8

Homeschooling families are invited to the site on Friday the 28th to engage with interpreters in hands-on activities which will bring the 18th century to life.  Pre-registration required.  
$6 per student.

winter on the western frontier: december 9

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 their first winter on the site in 1755.  On-going displays of camp life and historic cooking will be offered, as well as scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations. 
9-5.  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."