Fort Dobbs State Historic Site

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site remains a unique glimpse into the pre-Revolutionary War period. The fort served in the French and Indian War, defining the frontier of the British Empire in western North Carolina. Named after royal governor of North Carolina Arthur Dobbs, the 18th-century fort is located in the Yadkin–Pee Dee River Basin region. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can view a variety of war-related artifacts in the Visitor Center, which detail the fort’s archaeological history and excavations. Groups can take walks on the site’s nature trail and enjoy playtime in the playground. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site offers several living history programs and hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

School

Students will learn about colonial history, culture, and archaeology during field trip visits to Fort Dobbs State Historic Site. Educational programs and activities allow students to experience what life was like for settlers, learn about colonial cooking, explore period construction techniques, engage in a mock archaeology dig, study artifacts, and gain insight into the life of a soldier. Students will enjoy a 1750s military drill, musket demonstration, and an exploration of soldier equipment and diet. School groups are welcome to bring bagged lunches to enjoy a group picnic at the site’s covered shelter. Field trips align with North Carolina Essential Standards.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Colonial America, U.S. history, archaeology, pioneers, war, military, culture.

contact info
Name: Scott Douglas, Site Manager
Email: scott.douglas@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Fort Dobbs State Historic Site

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site remains a unique glimpse into the pre-Revolutionary War period. The fort served in the French and Indian War, defining the frontier of the British Empire in western North Carolina. Named after royal governor of North Carolina Arthur Dobbs, the 18th-century fort is located in the Yadkin–Pee Dee River Basin region. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can view a variety of war-related artifacts in the Visitor Center, which detail the fort’s archaeological history and excavations. Groups can take walks on the site’s nature trail and enjoy playtime in the playground. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site offers several living history programs and hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Scouts

Scouts can delve into frontier life and the history of the French and Indian War on field trips to Fort Dobbs State Historic Site. They’ll have the opportunity to work on several history-related badges, including American Heritage and Archaeology. Activities include simulated digs, exploring period construction techniques while applying mud daubing to a log cabin, watching musket demonstrations, and learning 1750s military drill. Scout troops are welcome to attend events such as War For Empire and Winter on the Western Frontier, which include fun historic cooking demonstrations, colonial music, and much more.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Colonial America, U.S. history, archaeology, pioneers, war, military, culture.

contact info
Name: Scott Douglas, Site Manager
Email: scott.douglas@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site remains a unique glimpse into the pre-Revolutionary War period. The fort served in the French and Indian War, defining the frontier of the British Empire in western North Carolina. Named after royal governor of North Carolina Arthur Dobbs, the 18th-century fort is located in the Yadkin–Pee Dee River Basin region. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can view a variety of war-related artifacts in the Visitor Center, which detail the fort’s archaeological history and excavations. Groups can take walks on the site’s nature trail and enjoy playtime in the playground. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site offers several living history programs and hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups will enjoy learning about frontier life and the French and Indian War on guided or self-guided field trips to Fort Dobbs State Historic Site. A variety of activities are available with guided field trip experiences, including tours of the archaeological site, simulated digs, watching musket demonstrations, exploring period construction techniques while applying mud daubing to a log cabin. Be sure to pack bagged lunches to enjoy a camp group lunch at the Fort Dobbs State Historic Site’s picnic shelter.

contact info
Name: Scott Douglas, Site Manager
Email: scott.douglas@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site

Fort Dobbs State Historic Site remains a unique glimpse into the pre-Revolutionary War period. The fort served in the French and Indian War, defining the frontier of the British Empire in western North Carolina. Named after royal governor of North Carolina Arthur Dobbs, the 18th-century fort is located in the Yadkin–Pee Dee River Basin region. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can view a variety of war-related artifacts in the Visitor Center, which detail the fort’s archaeological history and excavations. Groups can take walks on the site’s nature trail and enjoy playtime in the playground. Fort Dobbs State Historic Site offers several living history programs and hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Homeschool

Homeschool groups will learn all about the French and Indian War and frontier life on field trip visits to Fort Dobbs State Historic Site. Educational programs and activities aim to teach homeschoolers about what life was like for early settlers, colonial cooking, period construction techniques, archaeology dig, and soldier life. Homeschoolers can participate in simulated archaeological digs, learn a 1750s military drill, see a musket demonstration, and more. Bring bagged lunches to enjoy a group picnic at the site’s covered shelter.

topics covered:
Colonial America, U.S. history, archaeology, pioneers, war, military, culture.

contact info
Name: Scott Douglas, Site Manager
Email: scott.douglas@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Free Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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