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Davidson's Fort Historic Park

Old Fort, NC 28762
+1 828-668-4831
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Early American History

Reconstruction of an historic fort (1776), probably not on its original location. The volunteers... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Paul L
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Old Fort, North Carolina
Davidson's fort

The fort is in good shape and the people are so accommodating. They know their living history. The... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Shelby M
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Davidson's Fort was built in 1776 by North Carolina Militia soldiers for the defense of settlers against the Cherokees. How is Davidson's Fort Historic Park supported today? Davidson's Fort is owned and operated by a nonprofit organization, Davidson's Fort Historic Park, Inc. Its oversight lies with the Board of Directors, the members of which serve as volunteer staff and have been responsible for a great deal of the work done to build the site. Davidson's Fort is funded entirely by private funds from grants and donations; it receives no state or federal funding. We are pleased to inform the public that a Docent will be at Davidson's Fort on Saturdays from 9am to noon to give information about our history. Each third Saturday a Colonial Living History will be presented with hands on demonstrations of the 18th Century. This event will have a gate admission of $2.00 per person 6 and older. Major events will be presented 4 times a year, please see our Web Site for more detail. As always the fort is available for viewing and photographing 7 days a week. For group tours or to book the Fort for your special event please contact us through Face Book Davidson's Fort Historic Park
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Reconstruction of an historic fort (1776), probably not on its original location. The volunteers continue to work on improving the grounds. There's a palisade and block house. A blacksmith shop is in progress. Generally not staffed, but I think someone is there the third Saturday...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The fort is in good shape and the people are so accommodating. They know their living history. The scenery is beautiful.

Thank Shelby M
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this place!! My husband's ancestors are from Old Fort, so I went with our granddaughter to go see it. This is a working museum, but you have to remember that Old Fort is pretty small and the reenactments are...More

Thank RnBBurgin
DavidsonsFort, Public Relations Manager at Davidson's Fort Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Mrs Burgin, yours and Jada visit was a pleasure it may have taken you a bit to post a review but believe me when I say it could not be more kindly received should the opportunity arise know that you and all visitors will be...More

Reviewed 10 July 2016

As other reviewers have stated the staff, volunteers and actors are super friendly, knowledgeable and historically accurate for the period they represent, but the site needs a few years for it to get an excellent rating from me, so as the typical traveller of today...More

Thank LowDragAL
DavidsonsFort, Public Relations Manager at Davidson's Fort Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

Thank you for your review we are so please to here of your visit, Yes the Fort is striving on finishing its many projects and will soon see the light at the end of the tunnel. Bob Martin

Reviewed 6 May 2016

The Fort is still a work in progress, what they have done so far is a good representation of what the Fort was like during the Revolutionary Period. The volunteers are very knowledgeable about the history of the fort and time period.

1  Thank northcarolinagirl56
DavidsonsFort, Public Relations Manager at Davidson's Fort Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Thank you for your kind words and for the visit. Yes we are still work in progress and being a non profit we can finish each project as funds allow but getting there Robert Martin

Reviewed 7 September 2015

The volunteers that make this available couldn't be friendlier. The knowledge they have of this time period is fantastic. We didn't have kids with us, but there were several around while we were there. There are toys and games for visitor children to play with...More

1  Thank Nikley53
Reviewed 21 February 2015

This was a little hard for us to find due to very small signs that are not very noticeable. Once we got there, there were a few locals working on a building; I think it will be the blacksmith's shop. Since this was December, surprisingly...More

1  Thank slm158
DavidsonsFort, Public Relations Manager at Davidson's Fort Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2015

Thank you so much for stopping by the Fort. The sign issue is being reviewed and hopefully resolved. If you are in the area on the third Saturday in March we will be hosting a two day event with demonstrators, soldiers and historians to visit.

Reviewed 19 October 2014

We went on a 3rd Saturday as advertised but were bummed to find that only 3-4 participants were there that day. None the less, the folks who were there extremely kind and did their very best to make sure we had a good informative experience....More

1  Thank Bryan S
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We got up on a Saturday looking for something to do with our 8 year old that didn't have anything to do with electronics and didn't cost a ton... We googled local events and found Davidsons fort in old fort NC. Price was good and...More

Thank Wisinc99
DavidsonsFort, Public Relations Manager at Davidson's Fort Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2014

Thank you for such a nice review. I am so happy to hear that your visit to Davidson's Fort was an enjoyable one for you and your family. We have this event on October 18th, 2014, and hope you will return again and tell your...More

Reviewed 20 August 2014

This is a special place to visit if there is a muster weekend underway. Passionate living historians...authentically decked out. A great learning experience for young and old. When no activities are underway, the fort might be of interest to let the kids run around and...More

1  Thank vacivilwar
DavidsonsFort, Public Relations Manager at Davidson's Fort Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

We appreciate so much your review and look forward to a time when you can be present at one of our larger events. Bob Martin Public Relations Davidson's Fort Old Fort, NC

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