• 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?

English landing on Roanoke Island, NC Office of Archives & History

Before the 1587 colony of families, an English expedition of soldiers and explorers resided for nearly a year on Roanoke Island from 1585 to 1586. These men formed England’s first New World settlement, beginning a new chapter in the course of the world.