• Dogwoods in bloom during the spring

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Nearby Attractions

At Fort Raleigh:

The Lost Colony outdoor symphonic drama is offered during summer evenings from mid-June to mid-August at the park's Waterside Theatre.

Located within the park, The Elizabethan Gardens offers a year-round opportunity to enjoy 10 acres of flora as a living memorial to England's first New World colonists.

Nearby National Parks:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore: The northern entrance to the national seashore is approximately nine miles from the park.

Wright Brothers National Memorial: The site of the Wright brothers' first successful airplane flights is approximately 18 miles from the park.

Other Outer Banks Attractions:

For area food, lodging, and other trip planning information, visit the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau or Dare County Chamber of Commerce websites.

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.