• Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina

People

Like the wind-blown live oaks that dot the landscape, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site has been shaped by more than 400 years of history. Within this time, a variety of people have made their mark on not only Roanoke Island, but also the world. Follow the links above to learn more about these people and how they helped shape the world we know today.

Did You Know?

English flag in the 16th century

Contrary to folklore, the potato and tobacco were never introduced as true discoveries by Sir Walter Raleigh or his explorers. These were introduced to England by Spanish traders in the 1580s.