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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Thank Fred H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time watching the excellent 17-minute movie on the Lost Colony, viewing informative displays in the Visitor Center, going for walks, and having a peaceful picnic. Educational Junior Ranger program.

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Havre de Grace
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Raleigh had a cool museum with neat artifacts and interesting video. Much of this is dedicated to the colony prior to its disappearance (for obvious reasons). I was hoping that they would play up the disappearance of the colony a bit more, but there was not a lot of evidence to go on. The fort site is sparse in... More 

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Fort Raleigh on a rainy day in October. The film and exhibits were very interesting, since I especially enjoy history and recall reading about the Lost Colony as a child.

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