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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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A mystery and a beautiful forest

Don't miss this National Park with a beautiful forest and available hikes.This is the site of an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy S
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Walworth, Wisconsin
Interesting, but I expected more.

When I was a kid growing up 3 hours from here I always wanted to experience Manteo and the Lost... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
econotraveller41
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texas
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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” (49 reviews)
“lost colony” (43 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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"visitor center"
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"lost colony"
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"ranger talk"
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"nature trail"
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"park ranger"
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"elizabethan gardens"
in 31 reviews
"civil war"
in 18 reviews
"underground railroad"
in 6 reviews
"the junior ranger program"
in 4 reviews
"safe haven"
in 4 reviews
"short movie"
in 10 reviews
"fascinating history"
in 6 reviews
"original site"
in 5 reviews
"african americans"
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"museum area"
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"small museum"
in 10 reviews
"early american history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this National Park with a beautiful forest and available hikes.This is the site of an original colony that was forgotten by England for a few years.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was a kid growing up 3 hours from here I always wanted to experience Manteo and the Lost Colony. As an adult I could have waited longer. If this is where the colony settled and eventually disappeared, I would expect more information about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is a wonderful place. Its small but packed with a lot of history. A visit there is well worth your time. There are several short hiking paths that snake through the grounds. The Visitors Center has very good information about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, interesting, not outstanding. Like the visitors center, but it’s a small building. Everything very well presented. Nice gardens. The theater was nice for the kids, they played on the set for hours. Looking forward to catch a play Good for bringing your picnic and...More

Thank Jortar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless you are attending the outdoor drama put on every evening for a considerable cost, there isn't much to see here. The visitor center is good though with fine artifacts and facts about England's first attempt at colonizing the New World. The 17 minute film...More

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I started at the visitor center and saw the 17 minute movie which gave a good introduction to the Lost Colony story. Then I took a look at the other exhibits. As I was finishing up, a park ranger announced she was about to give...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great visitors center, informative interesting 17 minute movie about the Lost Colony. We walked to the remains of the old fort and saw the theater where the Lost Colony play is presented each evening. Best part was the outdoor talk in a seated area by...More

Thank Illinoistraveler48
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Went to this site mainly to learn about the Freedmen's Colony and Ranger Byron did not fail to provide its history. Learned a lot about how the slaves found freedom on this island located south of the Mason-Dixon Line, during the Civil War. Loved the...More

Thank Afka0414
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

My kids really enjoyed the visitor center. Not a huge place but didn’t need to be. Several hands on items & lots of interesting history. The small path outside was about perfect for them on a hot day... This portion is free but if you,...More

Thank Ricky M
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We drove from Nags Head, across the bridge to Roanoke Island, and up the middle of the island to Fort Raleigh National Park. The visitor center had a film about the Lost Colony settled by the English is 1595. We heard a national park interpreter...More

Thank Ohio Traveller
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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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