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1401 National Park Dr, Manteo, North Carolina 27954, USA
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England’s First Home in the New World

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site protects and preserves known portions of England’s first New World settlements from 1584 to 1590.

This site also preserves the cultural heritage of the Native Americans, European Americans and African Americans who have lived on Roanoke Island.

Roanoke Island in the 1500s

Dive deeper into the stories of the English expeditions to the New World and the Carolina Algonquians that called the land home.

The Civil War and Freedmen’s Colony

After the Battle of Roanoke Island in 1862, a Freedmen’s Colony was established for those who were formerly enslaved.

Fort Raleigh in the 20th Century

From early radio experiments to the creation of the longest-running outdoor drama, Fort Raleigh continued to make history in the 1900s.

Exploring Fort Raleigh

Discover the different places to visit and learn about at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site


Educational Programs at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site