• 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 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.