• Dogwoods in bloom during the spring

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina


Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, with its 400 years of history, is home to many stories. Though the most recognized is retold each summer through the outdoor symphonic drama, The Lost Colony, the Civil War era also features prominently with the Battle of Roanoke Island and the Freedmen’s Colony.

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.