Fort Dobbs State Historic Site

Fort Dobbs remains a unique glimpse into the pre-Revolutionary War period. It served in the French and Indian Wars, and defined the frontier of the British Empire in western North Carolina. Groups can learn about colonial history, culture, and archaeology during their visit. Experience what life was like for settlers and learn about clothing, food, and period construction techniques; engage in a mock archaeology dig and study artifacts; or gain insight into the life of a soldier with a 1750’s military drill, musket demonstration, and an exploration of their equipment and diet. Homeschool days and outreach programming available.
Contact Info 
Address: 438 Dobbs Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Iredell County. Tel: 704-873-5882. Email: Website: Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours. Cost: Free/Fee for field trips.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue