Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site:

see Roanoke IslandRoanoke Island,
12 mi (19 km) long and 3 mi (4.8 km) wide, NE N.C., off the Atlantic coast between Croatan (W) and Roanoke (E) sounds in the Outer Banks. Manteo is the chief town, and tourism and fishing are the principal industries.
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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Address:1401 National Park Dr
Manteo, NC 27954

Size: 513 acres.
Established: Designated on April 5, 1941.
Location:On US 64/264, 3 miles north of Manteo, North Carolina.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Guided tour, hiking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:The first English settlement in North America was attempted here (1585-1587). The fate of Sir Walter Raleigh's "Lost Colony" remains a mystery. Site also preserves the cultural heritage of the Native Americans, European Americans and African Americans who have lived on Roanoke Island.

See other parks in North Carolina.
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The Customer Service Award was presented to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
History buffs should explore Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, the site of the first English settlement in the New World.
(The settlement site has been preserved by the National Park Service as Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Manteo, North Carolina.)
In 1849 a visitor reported finding "glass globes containing quicksilver, and hermetically sealed." Noel Hume associates them with Gans's metallurgical workplace.(28) Evidence of technological activity is spread over about 50 square meters at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
Division of Visitor Services and Interpretation, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site [Manteo, North Carolina], National Park Service, U.S.
The child, Virginia Dare, and other colonists who settled Fort Raleigh would become known as "The Lost Colony," and their disappearance remains a mystery.
These early American parks which include Ocmulgee National Monument in Georgia, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in North Carolina, De Soto National Memorial in Florida, El Morro National Monument in New Mexico, San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico, Roger Williams National Memorial in Rhode Island, and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site in Massachusetts, as well as several state and private historical parks--represent the complex interplay of European, African, and American Indian cultures involved in the struggle for North America.
At the northern end is the town of Manteo, best known for Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, where a hapless band of English men and women became known as the "Lost Colony."
Fort Raleigh often hosts exhibits, live drama, and talks by park interpreters.
At Fort Raleigh, archaeologists unearth clues about the settlements that disappeared more than 400 years ago.
Ivor Noel Hume, senior retired archaeologist at Colonial Williamsburg and current director of archaeological digs at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, discovers what he believes may have been America's first scientific laboratory.

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