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    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina

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July 01, 2014
Fort Raleigh Boundary Fire Break Work Begins
Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced today that during the week of June 30, 2014, National Park Service fire management staff, as part of the Outer Banks Group Fire Management Plan, will be mowing fire breaks along the NPS boundary of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

May 16, 2014
NPS Summer Hours and Programs Begin May 23
Summer is almost upon us and the National Park Service Outer Banks Group is ready with a summer schedule full of a variety of programs for park visitors, including history talks, nature walks, recreational programs, and a multitude of children’s programs. The summer schedule runs from May 23 – September 1, 2014.

May 09, 2014
Freedmens Colony 151th Anniversary Commemorated
One hundred and fifty-one years ago, thousands of African-American slaves risked punishment, family separation, and even their lives to reach the freedom waiting for them on Roanoke Island.

April 24, 2014
2014 Spring Program Schedule Announced
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial will run spring programs from Monday, April 28, through Thursday, May 22, 2014.

April 14, 2014
National Park Week - April 19 -27
During this year’s National Park Week, April 19-27, Superintendent Barclay Trimble invites the public to experience their national parks across the country, and those here on the Outer Banks.

April 07, 2014
Volunteer Kathy Wisiackas Honored
During National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, the National Park Service commends Volunteer Kathy Wisiackas, who assists with receiving visitors to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

April 03, 2014
NPS Honors Park Volunteers Next Week
During National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group celebrates the volunteers that work at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

Did You Know?

Freedman Colony reenactor and descendent, John Wise

Roanoke Island became a safe haven of Freedom for escaped slaves when the Union seized the island during the Civil War. As a result, the first and largest Freedmen's Colony in North Carolina was established to prepare these African Americans for a new life after the war. More...