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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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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