One of the best things about vacationing to the Outer Banks is all of the fantastic parks in the area. We wanted to share with you one of the National Parks located in Manteo, Fort Raleigh, which happened to be England’s first home in the new world. Staying in one of our OBX vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be close to this fantastic National Park. Let’s read more below on what you and your family can experience when visiting Fort Raleigh.
A Little History on Fort Raleigh
You and your family can head on over to Fort Raleigh, located on Roanoke Island in Manteo. This National Park was England’s first colony in the New World and is on a beautiful land stretch. While the settlement doesn’t have any structural remains on the land, you will find that there are mounds of earthwork that help preserve the fort. Families moved to the new settlement back in 1587, but many settlers disappeared from the colony by either leaving to find a new settlement or heading back to England. But there are still plenty of things left by the first settlers at the fort for you to check out. In 1896, the Roanoke Colony Memorial Association erected a stone tablet of granite from North Carolina, and the base is made up of granite from Virginia. This tablet is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has information inscribed on it about Virginia Dare’s birth, christening, and the christening of Manteo, NC.
Visiting the Fort
Fort Raleigh is known for having “The Lost Colony,” which is Fort Raleigh’s outdoor drama that many love to see. While it was closed for the season in 2020, it will return for the 2021 season beginning on May 28, 2021. How exciting is that? Your family will also visit the Visitor Center, which is open daily from 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm. Some trails are available for your family to explore and a beach as well to enjoy. Admission to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is free, and the park is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week but be sure to check their schedule before you head on over for the day. They are closed on several Holidays or may have limited hours posted.
We here at Joe Lamb, Jr & Associates are proud long time sponsors of “The Lost Colony”. There are many other cool things about Fort Raleigh, but we wanted to save those when you visit the park. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to OBX, now is the time. We look forward to seeing you and your family and hearing about your visit to the Fort Raleigh Historic Site.
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