• Dogwoods in bloom during the spring

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Stories

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?

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.