Special to Iredell Free News

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will honor North Carolina’s military history with a “Military Timeline” event on Saturday, November 11.

Visitors will learn about the experiences of soldiers and support personnel from the past 450 years.

“It’s important for us to remember the men and women who have sacrificed to make us who we are today as a country,” said Site Manager Scott Douglas.

The educational program will offer a sample of soldier life through history. Re-enactors dressed as soldiers and support personnel from the Civil War, World Wars, American Revolution, and many other time periods will present scheduled historic weapons firing demonstrations, along with ongoing displays of camp life, equipment, and cooking.

Event hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 per person (over 5 years of age). Veterans and active military are free with government ID.


For more information, call (704) 873-5882 or visit www.fortdobbs.org.

About Fort Dobbs

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history of Fort Dobbs and North Carolina’s role in the French and Indian War. It is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special events and living history weekends are offered throughout the year. Fort Dobbs is located at 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville. It is part of the Division of N.C. State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.