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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Off US 64/264, 1500 Fort Raleigh Road, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-2111
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Take advantage of the Visitor's Center

Truth is that after being eaten alive by mosquitoes at the Elizabethan Gardens, we weren't up for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Janine H
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Pocono Mt., PA
Appreciated staff and exhibits at visitor center

Very good orientation movie, 17 minutes. It may be a tad old but holds up. Artifacts from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ValerieinVB
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Historic museum that tells the story of the 16th-century Roanoke Island colonists.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lost colony” (42 reviews)
“ranger talk” (13 reviews)
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Truth is that after being eaten alive by mosquitoes at the Elizabethan Gardens, we weren't up for roaming the site so we spent our time in the Visitor's Center. There's a very interesting movie about the Lost Colony, some great exhibits but what what caught...More

Thank Janine H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good orientation movie, 17 minutes. It may be a tad old but holds up. Artifacts from archeological digs were very interesting.

Thank ValerieinVB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was nice historical marker. Not very big or much to do in the area. Nice visitor center just can't spend a lot of time there.

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The information is presented very well. It is a fascinating story. Be sure to watch the short film for background and spend time in the visitor's center. I was quite impressed with the historical presentation through interactive audio visual exhibits. My grandson, however, was expecting...More

Thank Grammy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site relates findings about The Lost Colony and archeological efforts to determine what happened to it. There is a good 17-minute movie, wonderful archeological and descriptive displays and more. Also good ranger talks and Jr. Ranger activities. Other aspects also highlight the Freeman's Colony...More

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here to learn more about the Lost Colony. I highly recommend watching the short video (I think it was around 17ish minutes) that they have at the visitors center. It was very educational about what happened. We also walked around the grounds on...More

Thank easinpc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was on our list of places to see on our trip to the Outer Banks, and it was well worth the stop. The museum has a great display and also a good video. The walk out to the 'site' was short, even with two...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to do some walking, take in nature's beauty and get a breif history lesson. There are gardens that you have to pay for and a show you have to purchase tickets for as well.

Thank sumy80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not that this place is bad, there is interesting history here. But there is just not a lot to it. It took my wife and I maybe an hour to walk the entire place.

Thank Josh H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Fort Raleigh with our family and spent time in the museum and walking to the fort. The museum itself is small but bright with interesting displays in a couple of rooms about the early history of the area from the 1500's. Algonquian artifacts...More

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leslie878
26 June 2017|
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Response from Big-Deeee | Reviewed this property |
The last play of the season is August 19 the way I read it.
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leslie878
26 June 2017|
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Response from HistoryLover2017 | Reviewed this property |
I think so. We were there last year for the last 2 weeks of August into the first few days of September. I think we arrived on August 20 and that was the last day of the performances of the Lost Colony. I hope you get... More
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Katie M
21 January 2017|
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Response from katsusanna | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour, depending on how you time your arrival. You will definitely want to watch the film and hear a ranger talk, so depending on your arrival time, you may have to wait for the next film showing and ranger talk... More
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