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 from 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.

Fort Dobbs event to showcase 400 years of military history

Posted at 5:00 PM on Oct 24, 2016


Special to SVLfreenews.com

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will honor and showcase North Carolina’s military history with a “Military Timeline” Nov. 12-13 as a Veterans Day salute.

Visitors will learn about the experiences of soldiers and support personnel from the past 400 years.

“It’s important for us to remember the men and women who have sacrificed to make us who we are today,” Site Manager Scott Douglas said. “We will show their work, weapons and wardrobe.”

Interpreters dressed as soldiers from the Civil War, World Wars, Vietnam, Revolution and other periods will present scheduled small arms and artillery firing demonstrations, along with ongoing demonstrations of camp life, equipment, cooking and even vintage military vehicles. The educational and exciting program will offer a small sample of a soldier’s life.


Event hours are Saturday, 9a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. For more information, call (704) 873-5882 or visit www.fortdobbs.org.

Saturday Demonstrations

• 10:30 am: Black Powder Arms
11:30 am:
Bolt Action to Full Auto
12:30 pm:
Civil War Artillery
1:30 pm:
Black Powder Arms
2:30 pm:
Bolt Action to Full Auto
3:30 pm:
Civil War Artillery

Sunday Demonstrations

10:00 am: Black Powder Arms
11:00 pm:
Bolt Action to Full Auto
12:00 pm:
Civil War Artillery
1:00 pm:
Black Powder Arms
2:00 pm:
Bolt Action to Full Auto

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