Fort Dobbs

French & Indian War – Archaeology

Situated in the Piedmont region of North Carolina near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ft. Dobbs State Historic Site provides a window into the tumultuous period of history known as the French and Indian War (1754-1763) or Seven Years War.

As the only state historic site associated with the period, it represents North Carolina's link with a global war for empire that crossed five continents, lasted nearly a decade and sowed the seeds for independence.


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Fort Dobbs

Upcoming Events

  • July 28:
    Archaeology Day

    Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm
    Archaeology is vital to our understanding of life at Fort Dobbs during the French and Indian War.
    Visitors will be able to view some recently discovered artifacts and even assist site staff in the recovery of more, as we sift soil displaced by the fort reconstruction.
    Get your hands dirty and help us find items no person has seen in 260 years!
    General admission is free. A fee of $1 per person is required to participate in the hands-on part of the program.

  • Stay tuned for more upcoming events . . .

View NC DNCR Upcoming Events Calendar

Fort Dobbs Information

Contact Us

Ft. Dobbs
438 Ft. Dobbs Road
Statesville, N.C. 28625
Phone: 704-873-5882

Hours of Operation

Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major holidays.


No admission fees. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

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