Statesville, NC – Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will honor North Carolina’s military history with a “Military Timeline” Nov. 14. Visitors will learn about the experiences of soldiers and support personnel from the past 450 years.
“It’s important for us to remember the men and women who have sacrificed to make us who we are today as a country” says Site Manager Scott Douglas. The educational program will offer a small sample of soldier life through history.
Re-enactors dressed as soldiers from the Civil War, World Wars, Vietnam, American Revolution and many other time periods will present scheduled small arms firing demonstrations, along with ongoing demonstrations of camp life, equipment, cooking and even vintage military vehicles.
Event hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 per person (over 5 years of age). Visitors are asked to be mindful of distancing and to wear a face mask when close to others. The interior of the fort will be closed for the day. For more information, call (704) 873-5882 or visit 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 NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Photo: Re-enactors from many time periods will demonstrate camp life, cooking and show vintage military vehicles at Fort Dobbs.