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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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National Park - informative

Did a ranger led program near the fort, learned about the lost colony and history that was more in-depth than my high school classes were so it was worth the time. We got to ask... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Canton, Ohio, United States
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Canton, Ohio, United States
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176 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Did a ranger led program near the fort, learned about the lost colony and history that was more in-depth than my high school classes were so it was worth the time. We got to ask questions. There was no charge for admission. You can donate money. There are other things to do there that do cost money. The theater and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The visitors center offers a film, a great gift shop with many items for kids. The trials outside lead to the foundation of the origiional fort that was built in the 1580's. Don't expect buildings - all that remains is the grass covered walls - still a must see - imagine 150 people huddled here for protection!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Excellent exhibits with repros of John White watercolors. Outsdie, ranger had nice program on coats of arms (for kids.) Lovely nature trail and earthworks of fort visible. A must if you are going to see The Lost Colony.

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Pittsburgh
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great place to stop and visit! We really enjoyed the short movie about the lost colony. My son enjoyed the gift shop which had alot of great kids books. Great place to stop for a few hours!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

this was my second visit to Fort Raleigh. We are NPS fans, and included this site on our visit to the OBX over a long weekend. The ranger talk, led by Ranger Rob, was informative; seemed to end on a rather passionate note about the history of the site! The indoor exhibits explain the history of the original English settlement,... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I still remember my 4th grade history project on Virginia Dare (we won't get into how long ago that was...). Was fun to revisit the mystery that is the lost colony...great history and insights and the nature trails are gorgeous.

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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here. If you are interested in the history of the area, then this is a Must See stop. Free & operated by the National Park Service, the exhibits & movie are well done & quite informative. The grounds are lovely & well kept. Since we visited on May 8, the living history play wasn't available,... More 

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Philadephia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This Park is FREE and worth your time for those interested in the first English attempts at colonization here and for what occured in this area during The War Between the States. The museum displays are static, but the rangers give talks and there is a 17 minute video which takes in the English Colonization. There are nicely maintained trails,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The exhibits in the visitors center are really informative and delve deep into the history of the fort. A 20 minutes video gives a good explanation. Depending on your level of interest, it doesn't take too long to explore this area.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I think many miss or overlook this, thinking of it only as a "fort" or maybe a Civil War site. While it is both of those, it is primarily focused on the first English attempt at living in North America, the so-called Lost Colony. Very good 17 min video, good archeological exhibits, nice display and short film about what could... More 

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Address: Address: Off US 64/264, 1500 Fort Raleigh Road, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-2111
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo

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