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Fort Dobbs

438 Fort Dobbs Rd, Statesville, NC 28625-1915
+1 704-873-5882
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Finally building the fort

I have gone here since the late 60's and am thrilled to see that the fort is finally being... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Runie57
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Charlotte
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
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Hartford, CT
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The only state historic site in North Carolina which interprets the French and Indian War.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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438 Fort Dobbs Rd, Statesville, NC 28625-1915
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Runie57
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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

Thank Thomas R
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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!

Thank Randy336
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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

Thank David B
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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

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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

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A fort was located on the site in 1754. They now in the process of building a replica of it. It will be three stories high. The guide provided details of the construction and a history of the area.

Thank htlk1999
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This site is one that is known for historical accuracy at events and great staff daily. I have always enjoyed my visits, and there is nothing more exciting than watching the progress of the construction on the fort. You have to attend one of their...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Our visit to Fort Dobbs was very informative! Although the site is a work in progress, there's much to learn! Our History Interpreter, Joseph, was extremely knowledgeable and interesting! The museum is informative, too. Thanks to Joseph for a wonderful history lesson!

Thank Pam B
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I saw this from the interstate and decided to take a look. The site is under construction as they are in the process of rebuilding the fort, but the tour guide did a great job of telling the history of the site. There is not...More

Thank JohnBCowgill
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MollybYoung
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.
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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.
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