'Taking Shelter in Fort Dobbs' Living History Event


Living history returns to Fort Dobbs in Statesville.

On June 26, Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will host a living history event showcasing camp life when the fort provided shelter to civilians seeking refuge from a 1759 war between British colonists and the indigenous Cherokee of western North Carolina.

Costumed re-enactors representing colonists, along with enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will demonstrate historic weapons, cooking and crafts. The program will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

For additional information please call (704) 873-5882. Fort Dobbs is a replica of the fort completed in 1756. It is located at 438 Fort Dobbs Rd., Statesville, N.C. and open Tuesday-Saturday for timed tours of the fort for an age-based fee of $1 or $2. It is part of the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.