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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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I have always been fascinated by the lost colony, since studying about it in grade school. I was so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
betsyk757
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Boston, Massachusetts
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We brought friends of ours on a visit to OBX and due to the high winds from Irma we spent time away... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John V
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Medina, United States
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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” (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 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We brought friends of ours on a visit to OBX and due to the high winds from Irma we spent time away from the beach. We found Fort Raleigh on Trip Advisor and decided to check it out. We have been coming to OBX for...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a cloudy non beach day so we decided to see things that we had only read about or seen on TV. The National Park Service operates this site. It is free to the public. We were able to visit the museum, gift shop...More

Thank hawaiiansurf8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely day to wander the grounds around the fort and to read lots of the interesting and very informative exhibits on display in the small museum. Much is written about the group of settlers who sailed from England and landed on Roanoke...More

Thank JoyfulWriter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the quality of the museum portion of this park. Wow! Very interactive and informative. The lecture portion was also very good (about the Freedmen's colony). I learned some new facts and found the topic to be timely.

Thank HappyMamma0322
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For people who are fascinated with the Lost Colony of Roanoke this is a great place to visit. History comes alive when you get to walk the land of historically significant place. The visitors center is very informative and staff was super friendly

Thank randyc776
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a rainy day. This national historic site preserves and interprets England's first chosen location for a permanent colony, dating back to 1584. But it's more than just the lost colony. Also represented are the Native Americans of the time, the Civil War...More

Thank copperdragon66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the ranger talk on the so called Dare stones. Learned about the lost colony and town of Manteo, NC

Thank AndrewMTurner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of interactive stuff for the whole family to do. A great place to spend a day when the weather isn't cooperating with the beach.

Thank 174phillipm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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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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