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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

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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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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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Fascinating Peep into History

If you are a History Buff ,you will relish the visit. The Site enables you to learn about the Lost Colony of Roanoke which has defied explanation all these years. Do not expect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are a History Buff ,you will relish the visit. The Site enables you to learn about the Lost Colony of Roanoke which has defied explanation all these years. Do not expect any traces of the colony or re creation here. You would be better off to start with the short educatice,illustrative and entertaining Documentary about the lost colony... More 

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Schertz, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having always been intrigued by the story of the lost colony, I decided to include a stop at Fort Raleigh in our summer road trip plans. We were not disappointed. While not a whole lot, there are some interesting artifacts on display to help tell the story, and the park rangers we encountered did an great job engaging park visitors... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site provides a wonderful experience for people looking to learn more about the Lost Colony of Roanoke and for those hoping to walk upon the ground where those brave colonists set foot. But it's no surprise that the site is so insightful and well-run, as it is in the charge of the National Park Service. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice quick stop. Informative. Actual site of Fort Raleigh was nothing more than small earthen berms and was a reproduction of what was believed to be there...That was a bit disappointing, but the building that contained artifacts was fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fort Raleigh will alway hold a special place in my heart, due to the "lost colony of Roanoke." What happened to 115 men, women, and children that just disappeared never to be seen again. This is truly America's oldest unsolved mystery. Overall A +

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Falls Church, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Raleigh. The Lost Colony is remembered here. This National Park commemorates the site that the British first tried to colonize the New World on Roanoke Island. The 20 minute must see color film relives the story and puts into perspective what happened here. No one knows for sure what happened in 1580s and why there were no survivors ever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free to wander around, not much there but interesting. Does not take long to see what is there. Apparently there is a play put on there sometimes, but was not going on when I dropped by.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for history lovers. Lost Colony stuff and some interesting history by a ranger on the Dare Stones. Good presentations and 17 min movie on the history; trails and reconstructed earthen fort. Great place for outdoor activities for an afternoon.

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Liberty Township, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Fort Raleigh historic site in time for the ranger presentation. I didn't know much about the Lost Colony, but learned quite a bit from the presentation. I actually went home to look it up on the internet to learn more. The Visitors Center looks fairly new and has a great gift shop. There are some trails you... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitors center presented the story of the lost colony and the first baby born in America (Virginia Dare). They also explore the possible ways that the colony disappeared. However, many areas where they might have moved are not good for archeological work (such as the erosion of much of the coast if Roanoke Island). This is during a 17... More 

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