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


 Homeschool Day, December 14

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

 

Winter on the Western Frontier, December 15

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.

Free ($2 donation suggested.)  9am-5pm.
Weapons firing demonstrations (weather permitting) at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30

 

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tHE dEFENSE OF FORT DOBBS, FEBRUARY 23-24

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, American Indians, and settlers involved through on-going displays of camp life, as well as scheduled musket and cannon firing demonstrations. 

$2 admission. 

 

WAR FOR EMPIRE, APRIL 6-7

In Fort Dobbs’ largest event of the year, join soldiers,    American Indians, and civilians from the 18th Century as we look at the French and Indian War history of North Carolina.    Trades demonstrations, vendors, and a battle reenactment.

$4 admission (children under 5 free.)

 

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 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.)

 

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."