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.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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