• Dogwoods in bloom during the spring

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Photos & Multimedia

Fort Raleigh in autumn

Fort Raleigh on a misty autumn day

National Park Service

Stories abound in the woods of Roanoke Island. Who were the Algonquian people who lived here? What happened to the colonists of the 1587 expedition? How did the English and Algonquian learn from each other? What was life like in the Freedmen's Colony during the Civil War? How did Professor Fessenden succeed in sending his voice through the air?

We have included some of our favorite photographs from around Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in the following galleries. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site also has an official Flickr site (FortRaleighNPS), which you can follow to keep up with new sights and events as we add to our photograph collection.

Did You Know?

English landing on Roanoke Island, NC Office of Archives & History

Before the 1587 colony of families, an English expedition of soldiers and explorers resided for nearly a year on Roanoke Island from 1585 to 1586. These men formed England’s first New World settlement, beginning a new chapter in the course of the world.