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Address: 438 Fort Dobbs Rd, Statesville, NC 28625-1915
Phone Number:
+1 704-873-5882
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

The only state historic site in North Carolina which interprets the French...

The only state historic site in North Carolina which interprets the French and Indian War.

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The fort reconstruction is just starting to take shape but exhibits and a very personal one- on- one with a period costumed guide made this a worthwhile stop. No other visitors... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
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North Carolina
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77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went here for the first time for a school filed trip when i was 12, and not much has changed sense then. Unlike other historic forts, there is nothing left of it, or anything connected to the fort still around. No buildings or artifacts are there. Even the mound where they say the Fort was is really only a... More 

Thank Randy H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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258 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The fort reconstruction is just starting to take shape but exhibits and a very personal one- on- one with a period costumed guide made this a worthwhile stop. No other visitors were there so I could ask a few questions and get answers that helped me understand what the French and Indian War was about-something I must have heard about... More 

Thank TheCovertCritic
Cocoa, Florida
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150 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A work in progress. This state park does not have to much to show now, but is in the process of expanding greatly. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly

Thank jay34144
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238 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

There is not a lot to see at this historic site. There is a small reconstruction of an early log cabin, a tent, a raised garden bed, embers from a camp fire & little else. There is a small visitor centre which is located within a log cabin constructed from several parts of other 19th Century original log cabins. It... More 

Thank Gregory O
Brandon, Florida
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My husband and I stopped here out of curiosity. It was really a good and informative visit with the young man working there, dressed in period clothing and cooking. We saw the little garden, and also were informed that they would be building a replica of a building that once stood there. Very happy to say that work has started... More 

Thank rosiliana
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice area to visit and learn about French and Indian War in NC staff is very friendly and knowledgeable of the period clean public bathrooms, nice visitor center nice visit for the History Puff check their web site for events before visiting

Thank DavidsonsFort
Tavares, Florida, United States
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

There wasn't much here when we visited, besides a Pokemon stop and Gym. The real reason to come here is to talk to the historian. He was a really nice guy and had alot of information on the property! The property is mainly just an open field with some recreations of what was originally there. Still a nifty place to... More 

Thank Joshua P
Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The interpreter who was on duty when our family visited Fort Dobbs was very informative and interesting.A very enjoyable time

Thank Beverly S
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped by while on a road trip. Unfortunately there was no one there. We got there around 11:30 and the sign said they would be back at 1. Guessing a long lunch? We walked around and read the signs. The fort is not actually there, just a cellar. Looked like there was a small building meant to recreate what... More 

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Douglas M, Visitor at Fort Dobbs, responded to this review

I know they have a pretty small staff and have found it closed at lunch time before as well. More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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278 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The site has a nice visitor with fun and knowledgeable staff. The outside area is decent with a few sections with some interpretation. It is best to do a tour with the staff to understand and enrich your visit. It is a unique southern site for French and Indian war history

Thank Zephyr_Travel

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