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


 tHE dEFENSE OF FORT DOBBS, FEBRUARY 23-24, 2019

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

$2 admission. 

 

Spring School Day, April 5

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. 

WAR FOR EMPIRE, APRIL 6-7

In Fort Dobbs’ largest event of the year, experience life in the 18th Century as we look at the French and Indian War history of North Carolina.  Trades demonstrations, musical performances, vendors, and a weapons demonstrations will all be featured.

$4 admission (children under 5 free.)

 

Mid-Year Homeschool Day, June 28

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

$6 per student. Pre-registration required.

MILITIA MUSTER, JUNE 29

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 firing demonstrations. 

Free ($2 donation suggested.)

 

Fall School Day, September 20

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.

FALL LIVING HISTORY, SEPTEMBER 21

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.

Free ($2 donation suggested.)

 

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. 

$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!

$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.

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."