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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
Phone Number: +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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Going back in time

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Washington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is for the history buff. The grounds are beautiful and it made me want to come in the summer and see the drama.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

When I told my wife we would be visiting Roanoke Island, she got excited. After reading about the Lost Colony for many years, it was great to visit the site and learn more. This is truly a must stop if you are in the area and have any interest in history. Nice movie in the visitor center describing the voyages... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The four of us drove over to Ft Raleigh while at Outer Banks and it was worth the short trip. The Visitor Center was full of historical artifacts and worth the trip.

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is one of the lesser known places to visit and we were so glad we made the trip. The history of the fort and the first settlers was fascinating and we had never heard any of the story. Be sure to go to a ranger talk - she was excellent and included the visitors which made it more interesting.... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Great staff here, very helpful. They have a good representation of what we know about the lost colony of Roanoke. They had one little notation there about a local fellow being the first to transmit voice over the radio. I suggested they might check into the work by Nathan Stubblefield a year earlier.

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Landisville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A short overview video is shown on the half hour and helps lay a framework for the story of the lost colony. The exhibit hall has interesting displays that detail the history of Roanoke Island from Algonquin Indians, the lost colony, Civil War, and radio transmissions. We are especially enjoyed the nature walk to the beach, and the walk down... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Nice walk but the actual Fort Raleigh is a little disappointing. The nature trail was the best part. It took you out to the sound.

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

if you are in the area this is a must see. There is not really much to see but it is a must because of its significant to US history.

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