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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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My boyfriend and I decided to come by Fort Raleigh during our weekend beach trip. We learned a lot about the lost colony from a park ranger giving a tour. I recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really enjoyable site to visit .. programs offered were most educational and the rangers are well informed and knowledgeable. Movies gave a good idea of the history of this location. Soooo much to learn here if you enjoy history. Lost Colony play is just down the road, plan to attend if you can. Visitor Center and gift shop are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to come by Fort Raleigh during our weekend beach trip. We learned a lot about the lost colony from a park ranger giving a tour. I recommend participating in that if you can. We also walked on the Thomas Hariot trail which just takes about 15 minutes but gives you a better feel for how... More 

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Washington, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The movie and interactive area inside the museum was very good. We also attended a ranger talk that was very informative. We enjoyed it very much.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very informative. We watched the movie in the Visitors Center and walked around the area. At night, we went to the production of "The Lost Colony". The whole family enjoyed the show, including my grandchildren ages 10 to 17.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A free and super well done National Park Service site explaining the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke Island as well as the role played during the Civil War...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An NPS site commemorating the Lost Colony. There is a visitor's center, an informational video and walking trails. We attended a ranger program that told the story of many of the people who had lived in the area, including the Algonquin people, the settlers and the freed slaves. There is a theater nearby (none NPS) that has a nightly performance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last week while in the Outer Banks. Easy to find but off the beaten path. Shady, wooded grounds, short nature trail to the beach on the sound, and a rebuilt fort consisting mainly of grass covered earth walls. The fort itself really is not much to look at. However, the visitors center is very nice. Small, but there is... More 

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Cumberland, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed stopping by here recently. The area is rich in history and the park employees are great to help with info. This has lots of information on the Lost Colony.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are huge National Park/history fans and were excited to go to Fort Raleigh NHS and learn about the Roanoke colony, the history of the site, and more about what may have happened to the colony residents. Unfortunately we did not learn about any of this. The visitor’s center was nice, but there was barely any mention... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a lark since we were nearby. Ended up we wanted to spend more time than we had. The visitor center is small but fantastic: beautiful with a reproduction room, movie, and the best part - an engaging exhibit that got us all interested in archeology, history, and sleuthing. My kids were offering suggestions, and asking questions all night.... More 

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