Fort Raleigh National Hisoric Site

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1401 National Park Drive Manteo, Manteo, NC, USA

Fort Raleigh National Hisoric Site Manteo Reviews

jamartin39 jamartin…
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Not Your Typical Fort May 01, 2010
I’m not going to lie I was excited about visiting the first attempted British Colony and when I heard the word Fort, I was thinking stone fortress.

When we arrived the visitor’s center was temporarily housed in a mobile trailer because the permanent one was under construction but the NPS did a good job at making this one look good.

There was no entrance to get into the park and we headed right for the trail to get to the fort, when we found it I was slightly disappointed. It is just 4 walls of mounded dirt with a flag in the middle.

The history of the place makes it a worthwhile place to visit, but it wouldn’t take more than an hour to tour the whole site unless you stay for a theater show which is separate from the NPS but on the ground of Fort Raleigh.
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