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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 for history buffs

Walking along the nature trail, I appreciate the historical significance of the old fort. The Waterside Theater is active during the summer months. A must see to visitors.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walking along the nature trail, I appreciate the historical significance of the old fort. The Waterside Theater is active during the summer months. A must see to visitors.

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had found about this site by googling NPS in the local area. It is tucked away on the northern edge of Roanoke Island in the Monteo community. There is a good visitors centre and they show a film describing the settlement - over 100 pilgrims from UK landed here and set up a community and mingled with local indians.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent experience at the Fort Raleigh site. The 17 minute introductory film was very informative. The woman running the bookstore was extremely helpful and informative. The room acquired from William Randolph Hearst and dating to 1584 was fascinating. We walked to the earthen fort and the looping walking path. We recommend the site for a quick stop.

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deltona fl
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 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 1 January 2017

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 30 December 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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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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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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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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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