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Davidson's Fort Historic Park

Old Fort, NC 28762
+1 828-668-4831
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Wonderful

Great Historic Place to visit with family. The Town was the Outermost Place when migration was... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
219anitaw
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Marion, North Carolina
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Didn't know it was there until Railroad Day participant asked about it. Good start on reproducing... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2017
Liz M
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Davidson's Fort was built in 1776 by North Carolina Militia soldiers for the defense of settlers against the Cherokees. How is Davidson's Fort Historic Park supported today? Davidson's Fort is owned and operated by a nonprofit organization, Davidson's Fort Historic Park, Inc. Its oversight lies with the Board of Directors, the members of which serve as volunteer staff and have been responsible for a great deal of the work done to build the site. Davidson's Fort is funded entirely by private funds from grants and donations; it receives no state or federal funding. We are pleased to inform the public that a Docent will be at Davidson's Fort on Saturdays from 9am to noon to give information about our history. Each third Saturday a Colonial Living History will be presented with hands on demonstrations of the 18th Century. This event will have a gate admission of $2.00 per person 6 and older. Major events will be presented 4 times a year, please see our Web Site for more detail. As always the fort is available for viewing and photographing 7 days a week. For group tours or to book the Fort for your special event please contact us through Face Book Davidson's Fort Historic Park
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

Great Historic Place to visit with family. The Town was the Outermost Place when migration was heading through the NC Mountains and there was a Fort there for safety.

Thank 219anitaw
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Didn't know it was there until Railroad Day participant asked about it. Good start on reproducing the orginal as could be done. Needs more curating inside. Exterior needs mowed more often so people working on recreating the Fort can spend time on that and making...More

1  Thank Liz M
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

Reconstruction of an historic fort (1776), probably not on its original location. The volunteers continue to work on improving the grounds. There's a palisade and block house. A blacksmith shop is in progress. Generally not staffed, but I think someone is there the third Saturday...More

1  Thank Paul L
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

The fort is in good shape and the people are so accommodating. They know their living history. The scenery is beautiful.

Thank Shelby M
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this place!! My husband's ancestors are from Old Fort, so I went with our granddaughter to go see it. This is a working museum, but you have to remember that Old Fort is pretty small and the reenactments are...More

Thank RnBBurgin
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DavidsonsFort, Public Relations Manager at Davidson's Fort Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2016

Mrs Burgin, yours and Jada visit was a pleasure it may have taken you a bit to post a review but believe me when I say it could not be more kindly received should the opportunity arise know that you and all visitors will be...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2016

As other reviewers have stated the staff, volunteers and actors are super friendly, knowledgeable and historically accurate for the period they represent, but the site needs a few years for it to get an excellent rating from me, so as the typical traveller of today...More

Thank LowDragAL
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DavidsonsFort, Public Relations Manager at Davidson's Fort Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2016

Thank you for your review we are so please to here of your visit, Yes the Fort is striving on finishing its many projects and will soon see the light at the end of the tunnel. Bob Martin

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Reviewed May 6, 2016

The Fort is still a work in progress, what they have done so far is a good representation of what the Fort was like during the Revolutionary Period. The volunteers are very knowledgeable about the history of the fort and time period.

1  Thank northcarolinagirl56
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DavidsonsFort, Public Relations Manager at Davidson's Fort Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2016

Thank you for your kind words and for the visit. Yes we are still work in progress and being a non profit we can finish each project as funds allow but getting there Robert Martin

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Reviewed September 7, 2015

The volunteers that make this available couldn't be friendlier. The knowledge they have of this time period is fantastic. We didn't have kids with us, but there were several around while we were there. There are toys and games for visitor children to play with...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was a little hard for us to find due to very small signs that are not very noticeable. Once we got there, there were a few locals working on a building; I think it will be the blacksmith's shop. Since this was December, surprisingly...More

1  Thank slm158
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DavidsonsFort, Public Relations Manager at Davidson's Fort Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2015

Thank you so much for stopping by the Fort. The sign issue is being reviewed and hopefully resolved. If you are in the area on the third Saturday in March we will be hosting a two day event with demonstrators, soldiers and historians to visit.

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Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went on a 3rd Saturday as advertised but were bummed to find that only 3-4 participants were there that day. None the less, the folks who were there extremely kind and did their very best to make sure we had a good informative experience....More

1  Thank Bryan S
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