Defense of Fort Dobbs remembered during Feb. 23-24 event

Posted at 6:48 PM on Feb 8, 2019

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Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will offer a glimpse of the harrowing days of the Anglo-Cherokee War on February 23-24 with special anniversary program.

The Cherokee and British had been allies when the French and Indian War started, but tensions quickly spiraled into hostilities. The fort was engaged by up to 70 Cherokee warriors in a confusing night time skirmish on Feb. 27, 1760.

The 259th anniversary program will feature living history interpreters portraying provincial soldiers and settlers. Musket and swivel cannon firing demonstrations, as well as on-going demonstrations of 18th century military camp life, including wood working and cooking, will be featured.

The program will run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. A special evening firing demonstration will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $2 per person.

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For more information, contact Fort Dobbs at (704) 873-5882 or www.fortdobbs.org

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. to 5 p.m. Special events and living history weekends are offered throughout the year. It is part of the Division of N.C. State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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