• Dogwoods in bloom during the spring

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina

England's First Home in the New World

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site protects and preserves known portions of England's first New World settlements from 1584 to 1590.

This site also preserves the cultural heritage of the Native Americans, European Americans and African Americans who have lived on Roanoke Island.

Did You Know?

The First Colony Foundation retrieving data in the Visitor Center.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site possesses areas where 16th century European artifacts have been discovered. The non-profit group First Colony Foundation is planning to perform archaeology in the area for the next several years. More...