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Fort Dobbs

438 Fort Dobbs Rd, Statesville, NC 28625-1915
+1 704-873-5882
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Not very Educational

We thought we would learn about this Fort but instead, no one working talked to us nor did they... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Jeanette J
Tour Guides Here - Are The Best Tour Guides in History!

Though the site is still under construction as of July 2017 (to build quality replicas, it... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Aaron K
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The only state historic site in North Carolina which interprets the French and Indian War.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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438 Fort Dobbs Rd, Statesville, NC 28625-1915
+1 704-873-5882
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We thought we would learn about this Fort but instead, no one working talked to us nor did they explain the history. I grew up traveling around learning my history so I thought this would be interesting since it's local.

Thank Jeanette J
Douglas M, Manager at Fort Dobbs, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your review Jeanette. I am sorry you had a less than positive experience. Could you please let me know when you visited? Was there a staff member present at the time of your visit?

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Though the site is still under construction as of July 2017 (to build quality replicas, it appears), there is still lots of walk-able areas with informative plaques and the tour guide I had - Joseph - was amazing^squared. He said, "that's what I took the...More

1  Thank Aaron K
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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...More

Thank Randy H
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank TheCovertCritic
Reviewed 13 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
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...More

Thank Gregory O
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank rosiliana
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
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank Joshua P
Reviewed 10 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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Dave M
5 March 2015|
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Response from Charles I | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do a set schedule,check the local newspaper for upcoming events.