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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
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+1 252-473-2111
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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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Great history lesson

If you want to learn all about the first settlement and continue to fuel the mystery, visit here. The only concern is that there remains a lot of speculation. The site has a lot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Diego C
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Lexington, Virginia
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deltona fl
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after the aquarium. It is a nice 45min attraction. It is free. We watched the 17 min movie walked the grounds and read about the artifacts. There is a summer show that I hear is excellent but we were here in the winter.

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Lexington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to learn all about the first settlement and continue to fuel the mystery, visit here. The only concern is that there remains a lot of speculation. The site has a lot of reading and a theater that shows the most incredibly boring 30 minute video. We were blessed to have a History Professor with us. He made... More 

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Ridgetop, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is OK for a quick stop to see the movie and look at a little bit of the history. I have seen the play the lost colony so I understood a little better what it was

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Thank Robby F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitor centre is outstanding. Exhibits and video do a very good job of informing you of the fascinating history of the site. Original fort earthworks are interesting and forest walk is pretty. Well worth a visit!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Very informative and historical. While walking the grounds in early morning, you could almost "feel" the presence of the colonists. Michael is extremely knowledgeable, and his knowledge of this area could fill a history text. Thanks for your time Michael. Highly recommended!!

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Thank topcane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

It was full of history as to what our forefathers encountered after landing in the Americas. It was interesting to see the tools, boats, etc. as they were as best as could be recreated. The grounds were nice to walk through.

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Leland, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

A wonderful little historic site with a great story. A definite stop to make. Will definitely return for the play at another time.

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Washington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is for the history buff. The grounds are beautiful and it made me want to come in the summer and see the drama.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

When I told my wife we would be visiting Roanoke Island, she got excited. After reading about the Lost Colony for many years, it was great to visit the site and learn more. This is truly a must stop if you are in the area and have any interest in history. Nice movie in the visitor center describing the voyages... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The four of us drove over to Ft Raleigh while at Outer Banks and it was worth the short trip. The Visitor Center was full of historical artifacts and worth the trip.

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