• Dogwoods in bloom during the spring

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Park Statistics

There are several reporting systems and studies that document visitation statistics at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site:


Fort Raleigh National Historic Site encompasses 355.45 acres.

1934 Fort Raleigh State Park established (North Carolina Historical Commission)
1941 Fort Raleigh National Historic Site established (NPS)
1966 National Register of Historic Places
2002 National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

Did You Know?

Map of the battle of Roanoke Island, courtesy of the Library of Congress

An early major Union victory during the Civil War happened on Roanoke Island on February 8, 1862. 15,000 Union soldiers overran the Confederate garrison of only 3,000 men and opened up Eastern North Carolina to Union invasion. More...