Since 2003, Fort Dobbs has been undergoing a nearly $3 million reconstruction project to once again have a restored fort with a three-story, 800 square-foot replica of the blockhouse.
During the French and Indian War, Fort Dobbs was constructed near present-day Statesville as a base of operations for a company of soldiers designed to defend settlers from French-Allied American Indians. The Fort represented the furthest west that European settlers had traveled.
Every summer, Fort Dobbs hosts Militia Muster, with historic interpreters representing the Militia with on-going displays of camp life, historic cooking and musket demonstrations.
This is a fun attraction for kids of all ages. If you’re interested in participating in next year’s reenactment and family friendly activities, check out Fort Dobbs online.