Archaeology Day at Fort Dobbs July 28


A War for Empire that crossed five continents and lasted seven years is remembered at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, the state’s only link to the French and Indian War. What can be learned about the 1756 construction, and the 50 men garrisoned at the fort? These are the lessons often left to archaeology and the recovery of materials inhabitants left behind. 

Visitors to Archaeology Day at Fort Dobbs, July 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will get a glimpse of materials left buried and untouched for hundreds of years. The N.C. Office of State Archaeology led recovery efforts and objects not displayed before now can be seen. 

The public is invited to assist with recovery by sifting through excavated soil samples. A $1 fee is required to participate in the hands-on recovery efforts, but other aspects of the program are free.

For additional information, please call (704) 873-5882. Fort Dobbs is located at 438 Fort Dobbs Rd., Statesville, N.C.  It is within the Division of State Historic Sites of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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.-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 NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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