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Fort Dobbs State Historic Site

The Defense of Fort Dobbs

February 27, 1760, a large party of Cherokee warriors engaged the garrison of in a nighttime battle that left 3 soldiers and settlers and up to 12 Cherokee dead or wounded. On Feb 27th Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will hold a living history program commemorating the one battle that occurred here.

The Defense of Fort Dobbs

Time & Location

Feb 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Rd, Statesville, NC 28625, USA

About the Event

THE DEFENSE OF FORT DOBBS 

 

Pre-register by emailing scott.douglas@ncdcr.gov.

On February 27th, 1760, a large party of Cherokee warriors engaged the garrison of Fort Dobbs in a nighttime battle that left three soldiers and settlers and up to twelve Cherokee dead or wounded.  On February 27th, 2021 Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will hold a living history program commemorating the one battle to occur here.

On-going displays of life for colonial soldiers, settlers, and Cherokee will be featured, in addition to scheduled weapons firing demonstrations.

In the interest of public health, the interior of the fort will be closed during this special event.  Face masks are required when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Daytime program hours: 10am-5pm.  $2 admission.

A special evening tour will be offered at 7:00pm Saturday.  An additional $2 applies to the evening program and space is limited. 

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