• Dogwoods in bloom during the spring

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina

For Kids

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is a great place for kids. Walk to the restored earthwork and picture yourself as an English soldier keeping watch. Explore the Thomas Hariot Nature Trail and imagine the hardships faced by both the native Algonquian people and the English colonists as they made homes in the wilderness. Discover the variety of plants and animals found throughout the site as scientist Thomas Hariot did in 1585. Pretend to be a Civil War soldier fighting for control of Roanoke Island or a member of the Freedmen’s Colony struggling to begin a new life. Or, see yourself as a park ranger presenting programs on the history and nature found throughout the site.

Did You Know?

The Bodie Island Lighthouse at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, our nation's first national seashore, is located only a few miles southeast of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. More...