• Dogwoods in bloom during the spring

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina


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?

De Bry's engravings of Indian chiefs

Roanoke Island has two towns, Manteo and Wanchese, both named after the native Algonquian Indians that were introduced in England.