Special to Iredell Free News

In 1761, the western part of North Carolina was in crisis. Warfare between British colonists and the Cherokee had been raging for two years. By the summer and fall of that year, armies had massed for a final invasion of the Cherokee’s homeland.

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will host a living history event on Saturday, September 25, that will demonstrate the experiences of the soldiers, Cherokee, and settlers caught up in the Anglo-Cherokee War.

Ongoing displays of life in military camps will include period cooking, trades and crafts, as well as scheduled weapons firing demonstrations.

All activities will take place outdoors, but a limited schedule of tours of the fort itself will be offered. Face masks are required for all indoor spaces. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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For additional information please call (704) 873-5882.

Fort Dobbs is a replica of the fort completed in 1756. Located at 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville, the fort is open Tuesday-Saturday for timed tours 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 N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina.

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