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The reconstructed earthen fort.
The reconstructed 1585 earthen fort

National Park Service

 

Welcome to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site!

There is much here for you to experience as you discover the rich history that Roanoke Island has hosted over the centuries. Learn about the courage of early English colonists as they left the comforts of England for the unknowns of the "New World," glimpse into the Algonquian culture—the native population the English encountered—who tended crops and fished in the surrounding sounds, and celebrate the freedom that former enslaved people found here during the American Civil War.

Come visit and see for yourself why Roanoke Island has drawn so many people to it. We look forward to seeing you out in the park!

 
Superintendent Dave Hallac at the earthwork

Dave Hallac
Superintendent, Outer Banks Group

 
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    Basic Information

    Address, Directions, Operating Hours, Fees, and Visitor Center Information for Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

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    Directions

    Directions to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

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    Places To Go

    Points of Interest Within Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

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    Calendar

    Listing of Events and Programs at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

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    Safety

    Safety Information for Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and the Surrounding Area

  • Visitor Center at Fort Raleigh

    Accessibility

    Information on Accessibility Within Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

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    Nearby Attractions

    Other National Park Service Sites in the Area

 

Last updated: November 10, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo , NC 27954

Phone:

252 473-2111

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