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Fort Dobbs

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Discovery of an interesting historical site in NC

Located conveniently close to Highways 77 and 40, this is a less-known historical site... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Sallie A
Cary, North Carolina
Worth an hour

The fort is under construction but interesting to see and the guide was very good. There is also a... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Thomas R
Hartford, CT
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The only state historic site in North Carolina which interprets the French and Indian War.
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438 Fort Dobbs Rd, Statesville, NC 28625-1915
+1 704-873-5882
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Fort Dobbs is a great place to learn about history and is getting even better with a revamp that is going on right now. They also have some good hiking trails!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amye B
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Located conveniently close to Highways 77 and 40, this is a less-known historical site, representing the period (mid 1700's) of the French and Indian War. Even though no battle of that conflict was fought here, the fort nonetheless stood to protect colonists in the area,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sallie A
Reviewed 2 October 2018

As the only French and Indian War historic site in North Carolina, Fort Dobbs does a wonderful job of tying the larger war to the frontier of the NC colony and Cherokee War. The interpreters are very knowledgeable an passionate about presenting the story of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steven B
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a short tour with the resident Historian. The Fort is being rebuilt and I’m sure this little gem will be seeing more visitors.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Y S
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I have gone here since the late 60's and am thrilled to see that the fort is finally being reconstructed. It is a very interesting place and the folks who work there are very knowledgeable and will answer any questions. It will be wonderful when...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Runie57
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The fort is under construction but interesting to see and the guide was very good. There is also a small, but interesting museum on the property. The relationships between the settlers and the various Native American tribes was well explained by the guide. When I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

The interpreter was quite knowledgeable about the period. There is a reconstruction of the original fort. Although it is small, it was worth the visit. In addition, there are nature trails that we didn’t take. This is a good place for kids!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Randy336
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site is the only North Carolina location dedicated to the state's role in the French & Indian War. While other private blockhouses and fortified homes existed in the state this was the only state-funded fortification on the NC frontier. The state...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I have been here several times previously, it's awesome to be able to find history that is so close to home. Its amazing to see that parts of the original fort are still standing. They are currently working on replicating it as it once was....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sanfrangiants33
Reviewed 19 May 2018

The French and Indian War (also known as the Seven Years War in European histories) between 1756 and 1763 was the struggle between France and Britain for control of North America. While North Carolina was largely a backwater during this conflict, there were a number...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robert S
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10 July 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
There's also a pavilion that's available for larger groups. I would assume that you can bring a pet to the outside areas, but it would be best to contact the park staff to be sure.
Dave M
5 March 2015|
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Response from Charles I | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do a set schedule,check the local newspaper for upcoming events.