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Address: Off US 64/264, 1500 Fort Raleigh Road, Manteo, Roanoke Island, 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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We enjoyed our stop here ...

The video is very informative and provides a good background. We walked around the area; saw the theatre where the Lost Colony play is performed; it's a nice site and I'm sure it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Deb G
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The gardens are beautiful and perfect for photos. Walking the gounds where the settlers and indians met is interesting. See the Lost Colony, a summer outdoor drama with music and dancers . It is the orignal script. The costumes of Sir Walter and Queen Elizabeth are elegant.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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53 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The video is very informative and provides a good background. We walked around the area; saw the theatre where the Lost Colony play is performed; it's a nice site and I'm sure it would be great to see. I found the Lost Colony story intriguing and while there isn't a lot to see here, we didn't spend a lot of... More 

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New York
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136 reviews 136 reviews
42 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The short video was good but the site itself was not overly exciting. Hate to say that because we live historic sites. We didn't see the play that is put on at the theater so I can't comment on that.

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Willow Springs, North Carolina, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was a very blah exhibit. They had a few artifacts, but not much information. The earthen fort was unimpressive.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

While we misses the visitors center, we walked around the park. Everything is replicated without any original sites. The stage looked cool, but we were too early on the season to see the show.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
14 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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