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“Interesting”

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Ranked #4 of 39 things to do in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Historic museum that tells the story of the 16th-century Roanoke Island colonists.
Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting for the adults. I have always wanted to see the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Could only be better if there were an replica exhibit of the Native American village.

Thank Shannon N
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

There's not a lot to see here but we still had a nice walk. A park ranger was giving a talk outside the fort that didn't sound particularly interesting in the 5 minutes we stayed around for. our heads in there. That was probably the coolest part.

Thank Nicholas H
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

When you are visiting Roanoke Island make sure that you take about an hour to visit his free museum. You will enjoy exhibits that include artifacts from what is believed to be he original lost colony here on Roanoke Island. Tour the grounds to see the reconstructed earthen fort.Watch a short twenty minute movie than shows an interpretation of the "lost colony". History and its free!

2  Thank GRC732
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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

This is a very small NHS, but still full of information and history. It will not take all day, just a few hours. Lots of shade and an air conditioned visitor center. Rangers were knowledgeable and friendly. The kids loved earning their badges through the Junior Ranger program.

Thank martz5060
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

The museum is nice and modern and features some great exhibits about the history of the area, including the Lost Colony. There was also a film about the doomed colony that piques guests' interest about the place. A short walk away from the museum/visitor center is a reconstruction of the earthen fort. It is small; I would have liked to see a text panel or two out there to explain its small size and how it was reconstructed.

It is a small park, but it is free, and it's a good introduction to the Lost Colony.

Thank satwhy
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