Fort Dobbs features music and musket fire at War for Empire

Posted at 4:03 PM on Mar 19, 2019

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The 18th Century will be brought back to life April 6-7 at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site in Statesville during the site’s annual War for Empire event.

War for Empire offers a glimpse at North Carolina’s role in the French and Indian War, a conflict that spanned the globe between Britain, France, and their allies.

Visitors will be able to meet soldiers and settlers from the 1750s, experience encampments, trades and crafts, vendors, and weapons demonstrations. In celebration of 2019 as “the Year of Music,” special performances of period instruments by historian/musician Robert Mouland will be featured each day.

The programs will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, with highlighted activities throughout each day. Admission is $4 per person; children under 5 years old are free.

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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