• Dogwoods in bloom during the spring

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina

NPS-Power of Archaeology


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News Release Date: July 10, 2008
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111

Budding archeologists Donnie and Elizabeth Davis of Baltimore, MD unearth an artifact with the help of Fort Raleigh Ranger Rob Bolling at a National Park Service children's archaeology program this past Thursday. The national park sites on the Outer Banks; Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial offer over 350 free programs per week to park visitors throughout the summer months. To learn more, check the parks’ websites:

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...