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Address: Off US 64/264, 1500 Fort Raleigh Road, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-2111
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Historic museum that tells the story of the 16th-century Roanoke Island...
Historic museum that tells the story of the 16th-century Roanoke Island colonists.
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Very informative

Came here after visiting the aquarium. The volunteer was very friendly and showed us all around. Worth dropping by to hear the history of the area, plan on spending an hour or so.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the video about the history of the area. The Lost Colony and the different ideas about what happened to them was interesting. A woman at the bookstore recommended the most updated book on the history, which was $20 there but was later purchased on Amazon for $2.50.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Came here after visiting the aquarium. The volunteer was very friendly and showed us all around. Worth dropping by to hear the history of the area, plan on spending an hour or so.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have visited here several times over the years. The trails and grounds are nicely done, and the small museum is nice. Make sure you watch the video, explaining everything you need to know about the Lost Colony. We had the place to ourselves on our last visit, as it was 30 degrees outside!

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We stopped here before going to "The Lost Colony" drama. It was okay. My hubby and I are history buffs so we liked the little museum. My kids were bored. We were very disappointed that we couldn't see the mounds outside. Because of a recent hurricane, the area had been taped off. By the looks of it, it seems it... More 

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23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Ever since I read about the lost Colony Of Roanoke I have wondered what happened to them! Visiting Roanoke was at the top of my list of things to see while we were at The Outer Banks. I will admit there is not much to see but just to stand where they stood was amazing to me. Someday I hope... More 

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Once again, got there late. Grounds are well tended. Park service people well informed. I was most impressed with the information regarding the digs they have done in the area and to think that I was standing on or near where the original Roanoke Island settlement was in the 1500's! The exact site and the mystery of what happened to... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Lots of interesting information in the visitors center. It includes information and artifacts from several archaeological excavations. You can take a short walk and visit the restored earthen "fort". Not a destination place but a nest stop if you're in the area.

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Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited here in July after there had been a hurricane and the outside was closed which was very depressing. The inside was not much. They did have nice bathrooms. We drove over to the Lost Colony Entrance and we were able to see a lot of the Historic Site from here. We did not see enough damage to close... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Not much to see. Visitors center has interesting but most of the information is in the pamphlet. We didn't bring kids, but I'm not sure they'd get it.

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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

While the museum here is small, there is an excellent video telling the story of the lost colony and a number of artifacts that have been found. The ranger on duty near the front door was very helpful and showed us on a map where archeologists are now excavating in their search for the Lost Colony. Outside is a replica... More 

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