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

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.)


10:00am Black Powder Arms

11:00am Bolt Action to Full Auto

12:00pm Food on the Homefront of WWII

(picnic shelter)

1:00PM Artillery Demonstration

2:00pm Black Powder Arms

3:00pm Bolt Action to Full Auto

4:00pm Artillery Demonstration



10:00am Black Powder Arms

11:00pm Bolt Action to Full Auto

12:00PM “Farmerettes” of WWI (Large Tent)

1:00pm Artillery Demonstration

1:45pm Black Powder Arms

2:30pm Bolt Action to Full Auto


homeschool day: december 8

Homeschooling families are invited to the site on Friday the 8th to engage with interpreters in hands-on activities which will bring the 18th century to life.  $6 per student (5-18 years of age.  Adults and younger children free.)  Pre-registration required: please e-mail scott.douglas@ncdcr.gov  

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."