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The Lost Colony

1409 National Park Dr, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
+1 252-473-2127
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History comes alive!

We had visited Fort Raleigh and saw the video about The Lost Colony. The play attempts to answer... read more

Reviewed yesterday
patyree510
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Outstanding show

Rich with history and special affects, the show is performed on the actual grounds where the events... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael C
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In 1587, 117 English men, women, and children came ashore on Roanoke Island to establish a permanent English settlement in the New World. Just three years later in 1590, when English ships returned to bring supplies, they found the island deserted with no sign of the colonists. After nearly 450 years, the mystery of what happened to the colonists remains unsolved. The Lost Colony, is performed each summer on the same site where these actual events occurred. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III, a company of over 100 actors, dancers, singers and technicians create a magical evening for your whole family. Become immersed in epic battles, haunting Native American dances, elegant costuming and beautiful music in this enormous stage production. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paul Green, The Lost Colony is a cultural treasure and the best family entertainment on the Outer Banks! Performances nightly, Monday through Saturday, May 25 - August 22 at 7:45PM.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“outdoor drama” (54 reviews)
“great play” (14 reviews)
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1409 National Park Dr, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had visited Fort Raleigh and saw the video about The Lost Colony. The play attempts to answer the question about what happened to the colonists. The ending was abrupt. People were looking around wondering if it was over. It was entertaining, but the depiction...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rich with history and special affects, the show is performed on the actual grounds where the events occurred hundreds of years ago. A must see.

1  Thank Michael C
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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for this great review, Michael. We're so glad you enjoyed the show, come see us again soon. Have a great day!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been going to OBX for many years and always found a excuse as to why not to go. This time I gave in and found it to be a wonderful evening. The actors, stage, surroundings, it was all just great. Found it a...More

1  Thank David B
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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi David, we appreciate your great review. We're so glad you enjoyed the performance and the beer, we're proud to serve local brews! Come see us again soon, have a great day!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

3.5 stars for the show, 2.5 stars for the (completely outdoors) venue The Real Feel temperature when we got there was 97 degrees, and the humidity was over 80%. I've lived in central NC for decades, so I'm used to heat/humidity, but this was just...More

1  Thank Pat F
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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Pat, we truly appreciate the review about your experience. It definitely is very warm and humid on some nights, glad that you managed. Hope you have a great day and come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Play was great, started at 7:45 and ended at 10:15. We went on June 18th and it was very hot, but as expected. Bugs tend to get worse at night..you might want to take bug spray. We did, but ended up not using it. No...More

1  Thank Curtis H
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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Curtis, thank you for leaving us this wonderful review, we're so happy you and your family enjoyed the performance. Come visit us again soon and have a great day!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to the Lost Colony show with friends. We did the Backstage Tour which was very good. You see all the props and behind the scenes activities and preparations for the show. An informative tour, well worth the extra $$$. The actual play left us...More

Thank John S
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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

John, we appreciate you taking the time to give us your honest review. We're so glad you enjoyed the Backstage Tour, it's very fun and informative. Thanks again and maybe you'll come see us again soon, have a great day!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went initially to Roanoke Island while on vacation in the Outer Banks to visit another specific place. Once there, discovered so MANY things to do on the Island itself. (see other reviews). Our last stop on our action packed day was this show. Me and...More

1  Thank Elizabeth H
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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Elizabeth, thank you so much for the fabulous review. We're so glad you and your god daughter had a great experience and learned a lot! We really appreciate your review and kind words, we hope you'll come visit us again soon. Have a wonderful day!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking was easy and there were no lines to wait in since we had already purchased our tickets. There is a full concession stand along with beer and wine. The show started promptly and the whole family enjoyed it. My kids are 9 and 11...More

2  Thank Llamaface9603
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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review, we're so glad your family truly enjoyed the performance and time at The Lost Colony. Come see us again soon, have a great day!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Paying tribute to those who went before us was humbling. The setting was almost spiritual in nature and caused one to really wonder what happened to the lost colony. Rangers in the visitor center were very informative as was the movie shown there. Exhibits were...More

1  Thank 986madvc
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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this great review, we truly appreciate your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unforgettable outdoor drama- better than ever. The weather was perfect for our visit with a slight breeze, so the insects were held back. The actors were amazing, fight scenes were realistic, costumes were fabulous. Audio was perfect highly understandable, not too loud or soft. The...More

1  Thank tekoanme
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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it really makes our day to receive such great feedback. Our actors, technicians and entire company work countless hours to ensure every guest has a memorable and happy experience. We hope you'll come see us again next...More

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Response from Travis D | Reviewed this property |
Blue Water Grill and Raw Bar is our favorite place to eat before the show. It is about a 15 minute drive on 64 E just before the bridge going over the Roanoke Sound on the left.
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You can check out seat options on our website and view the different choices/prices.
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Response from Puttertat | Reviewed this property |
I believe the actual location of the Lost Colony is unknown, the excavation site that is there is a replica. I was disappointed to learn that it's not the actual location. Also, there's not much to see of the mound that is... More
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