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Fort Dobbs State Historic Site

Learn about Fort Dobbs, the British fort that served in the French and Indian Wars. Groups can learn about colonial history during their visit with hands-on activities, military demonstrations, and more. 438 Dobbs Rd., Statesville, NC 28625. Iredell County. Tel: 704-873-5882. Cost: Free/Fee.... More Info

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House in the Horseshoe

288 Alston House Rd., Sanford, NC 27330. 910-947-2051. This house (ca. 1770) was owned by Philip Alston, whose band of colonists seeking independence from Britain was attacked here in 1781. New exhibits on the Indians, colonial crops, and more. Free.

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Hwy. 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27954. 252-473-2111. Commemorates the first successful, sustained flights of the famous Wright Brothers. See reconstructed camp buildings, reproductions of the 1903 flyer and the 1902 glider, and other exhibits on their contribution to aviation. Fee/Free.