• Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina

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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?

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...