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Review of Fort Dobbs

Fort Dobbs
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Statesville
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Owner description: The only state historic site in North Carolina which interprets the French and Indian War.
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Live demonstrations, reenactments! So much to learn and see! Loved the button lady!

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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Fort Dobbs is an authentic historical site for the french and indian war. A few times a year they have trade fairs, which are fun for families, and once a year is the War for Empire, which features great battles (including lots of painted Native Americans, simulated scalpings, and guns). Rumor is that they are going to rebuild the fort that existed on the site originally, which will make this place truly spectacular in the coming years. Don't miss!

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Reviewed February 2, 2012

Not much is known about the F & I War and the westward movement of pioneers. The frontiers were truly wild. Ft. Dobbs gives us a peek into the history of this era.

1  Thank viceechanson
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Shows what soldiers,during this time was considered the wilderness, had to endure. The demestration of how the rifles worked during this time was very informative and noisy. The kids in the group loved it.

1  Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed October 30, 2010

This "fort" is mostly a field where you can see where the fort used to be. There is an old (I think dry) well and occasionally they'll add something small to add to the visual interest. There is a small visitor's center, but check for open hours. At least twice a year they have a trade fair where people will be in costumes and vendors will have period wares. These are the best times to visit. Otherwise, the site offers a walking trail through the woods, a playground, a picnic shelter, and restrooms. If you're interested in colonial history, it's worth a lunch stop, but I wouldn't make a special trip to see it unless there is an event on, and even then, I would drive more than an hour for it.

Thank MoonMusic
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