Fort Dobbs Remembers 1760 Skirmish

STATESVILLE

Tensions spiraled into hostilities between the former allies of France and England during the French and Indian War, a time of shifting allegiances and loyalties. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will capture the climax of those pressures that erupted in a confusing night-time skirmish on Feb. 27, 1760, as up to 70 Cherokee warriors attacked the fort. 

The 260th-anniversary program will feature living history interpreters portraying provincial soldiers, settlers, and members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Musket and swivel cannon firing demonstrations, as well as on-going demonstrations of 18th-century military camp life, including woodworking and cooking, will be featured. 

The program will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $2 per person. For more information, contact Fort Dobbs at (704) 873-5882 or www.fortdobbs.org

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 N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.