• Dogwoods in bloom during the spring

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Directions

Visitor Center

1500 Fort Raleigh Road
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Latitude and longitude coordinates
Decimal degrees: 35.936944, -75.70896
Degrees minutes seconds: 35° 56' 12.9978", -75° 42' 32.256"

Plane
The nearest international airports are:

  • Norfolk, VA, 100 miles to the north.
  • Raleigh, NC, 220 miles to the west.

Dare County Regional Airport is 2 miles from the park on Roanoke Island. This airfield can land commuter airlines and private jets. Rental cars are available.

Car
From the North via Norfolk, VA take US-168 South or US-17 South to US158 East to US-64/264 West. The park is located on Roanoke Island, 3 Miles north of the town of Manteo, NC.

From the West, approach Roanoke Island using US-64 East from Raleigh, NC. The park is located on Roanoke Island, 3 miles North of Manteo, NC.

From the South, approach Roanoke Island using I-95 to Rocky Mount, NC then use US-64 East. The park is located on Roanoke Island, 3 Miles north of Manteo, NC.

Ferry Boat
Use departures from Cedar Island, NC or Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke Island, then use NC-12 North, leading to a ferry boat departure to Hatteras Island. Continue on NC-12 North to US-64 West. The park is located on Roanoke Island, 3 miles North of Manteo, NC.

Alternative transportation
Privately operated boat slips are available in the area. Nearest rail passenger access is 110 miles from the park in Newport News, Virginia or 150 miles from the park in Rocky Mount, NC, using Amtrak. Nearest bus passenger access is 69 miles from the park in Elizabeth City, NC.

Did You Know?

English flag in the 16th century

Contrary to folklore, the potato and tobacco were never introduced as true discoveries by Sir Walter Raleigh or his explorers. These were introduced to England by Spanish traders in the 1580s.