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?
Wright Brothers National Memorial, the location where Wilbur and Orville Wright flew the first successful powered flights on December 17, 1903, is located only a few miles northeast of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. More...