Fort Dobbs Winter on the Western Frontier

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Set on an open hilltop, the military post at Fort Dobbs was a cold, lonely place to spend the winter. Learn how the provincial soldiers stationed the the fort deal with the harsh season and celebrate the Advent of Christmas. Demonstrations include on-going camp life, military drill, musket and cannon firings. 10am-4pm.

I-40 Exit 151, North on Hwy 21 to Fort Dobbs Road and turn left OR I-77 Exit 54, South on Hwy 21 to Fort Dobbs Road and turn right.

Fort Dobbs Winter on the Western Frontier

Address : Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road Statesville NC
Phone : (704)873-5882   (Always call and confirm events.)

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