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.


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Every Kid in a Park

Fourth-graders and their families can discover federal lands—national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, and more—for free!

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Let's Be Social

Connect with the steeped history of Roanoke Island, whether here walking the grounds or back home. Join the conversation today!

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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site needs you! Learn how you can volunteer at this historic place.

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Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Cards

Discover five of the more than 500 stories about America’s journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights.

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