• Dogwoods in bloom during the spring

    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?

John White's map of Roanoke Island

Roanoke Island was meant to be a brief stop for the 1587 Colonists, but was never planned to be their new home. Their final destination was meant to be the Chesapeake Bay, two days sail further north.