Friday, May 24, 2024

Fort Dobbs to Highlight History June 1

May 24, 2024

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will hold a special “Highlighted History” event on June 1.  Visitors will learn about the June 1761 invasion of the Cherokee’s homeland by a British army commanded by James Grant.  Re-enactors will illustrate life on campaign as experienced by British and colonial soldiers.  

Featured outdoor activities include scheduled musket firing demonstrations and a presentation about the campaign by Historic Interpreter Jason Melius. Ongoing displays of camp life include cooking, woodworking, and blacksmithing demonstrations.

All programming will take place outdoors, but several guided tours of the reconstructed fort will be offered on a limited basis throughout the day.

Event hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 1.  The general event is free, while fort tours are $2.

For more information, call (704) 873-5882 or visit 

About Fort Dobbs 
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history of Fort Dobbs and North Carolina’s role in the French and Indian War. It is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Special events and living history weekends are offered throughout the year. Fort Dobbs is located at 438 Fort Dobbs Rd, Statesville, N.C. It is part of the Division of N.C. State Historic Sites within the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) manages, promotes, and enhances the things that people love about North Carolina – its diverse arts and culture, rich history, and spectacular natural areas. Through its programs, the department enhances education, stimulates economic development, improves public health, expands accessibility, and strengthens community resiliency.
The department manages over 100 locations across the state, including 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, five science museums, four aquariums, 35 state parks, four recreation areas, dozens of state trails and natural areas, the North Carolina Zoo, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the African American Heritage Commission, the American Indian Heritage Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Office of State Archaeology, the Highway Historical Markers program, the N.C. Land and Water Fund, and the Natural Heritage Program. For more information, please visit

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