Statesville, NC — 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.Taking Shelter in Fort Dobbs

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.

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please visit
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