Taken Shelter in Fort Dobbs

Event Description

In the spring of 1759, the Yadkin and Catawba River valleys were ravaged by fighting as small parties of Cherokee warriors took revenge for the murder of their loved ones by Virginians.
Many British settlers fled, while others found shelter within the walls of Fort Dobbs. No full-time soldiers were present at the time, but the building still offered refuge.
This event will illustrate life at the fort as it was taken over by the civilians of the Fourth Creek Settlement.

On-going displays of camp life will be featured, as well as scheduled weapons firing demonstrations.

*To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, visitors should maintain at least 6 feet of separation from anyone not in their household and should wear a face mask around others. Masks are required inside any buildings on-site.