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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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We visited on Thanksgiving Day and the site, museum, and gift shop were opened. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
AMiller121
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Columbia, South Carolina
Free, small, ok

We went out of our way to see this park and I'm glad it was free. You get the gist of the place in... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
NoIberostarFan
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Wichita, Kansas
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Historic museum that tells the story of the 16th-century Roanoke Island colonists.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (44 reviews)
“lost colony” (42 reviews)
“ranger talk” (14 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 11 December 2017

We visited on Thanksgiving Day and the site, museum, and gift shop were opened. The museum is small but informative. The lady working in the gift shop was very friendly and helpful. We toured the site which in learning more about the Lost Colony.

Thank AMiller121
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We went out of our way to see this park and I'm glad it was free. You get the gist of the place in their very modest visitors center with its video from the 1980's. Place could use a refresh. I guess the show is...More

Thank NoIberostarFan
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a National Park located on Roanoke Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina commemorating the first English colony in America. It’s about 15 miles from the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills and is reachable via a toll-free bridge. Entrance...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Fort Raleigh has an excellent visitors center with an informative short film and a bookstore. You can walk around the area too.

Thank Virginiatravel1
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The movie is a great way to start the visit, but don't miss a ranger's talk. They are interesting and entertaining, even for the kids. Very small park. Unusual that they don't have a donation box. They do have a bookstore. The trails are very...More

Thank leetl319
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Here you will learn about the first English Settlement that landed and established residency here in 1584. This site also tells the history of Native Americans and African Americans also living on Roanoke Island.

Thank jne7299318
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This is a small attraction but was definitely worth the trip. It is free admission to tour the visitors center and exhibits. This was great for anyone who likes colonial history.

Thank mcroft116
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Nice walk. I love history and this site is where one of the first English settlements in the New World was started.

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Have past this on several occasions, even walked through the woods, but this time we did the Visitors Centre, certainly worth the time. Interesting film about the Lost Colony. We took time to go to the waters edge and look at the possibility of the...More

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I have always been fascinated by the lost colony, since studying about it in grade school. I was so excited to visit the site and listen to the ranger's lecture. It was unbelievable to b e looking at the recreation of the original fort!

Thank betsyk757
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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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