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


 

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!

10am-2pm. $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. 

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

 

Grand opening of fort, SEPTEMBER 21-22

After a three-year reconstruction project, the full-size replica of Fort Dobbs will officially open to the public! Be one of the first to enter the structure and experience what life was like 260 years ago..
A detailed schedule is TBD, but will include living history displays, historic cooking, weapons firing demonstrations, and tours of the fort.

10am-4pm. 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. 

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.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 


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."