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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Review
Fort Raleigh is a restoration of the original 1585 earthworks that mark the beginning of English-colonial history in America. Be sure to see the orientation film before taking a guided tour of the fort. A nature trail through the 513-acre grounds leads to an outlook over Albemarle Sound. Native American and Civil War history is also preserved here.
The Lost Colony. Pulitzer Prize–winner Paul Green's drama, was written in 1937 to mark the 350th birthday of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World. Except from 1942 to 1947, during World War II when enemy German U-boats prowled the nearby Atlantic Ocean, it has played every summer since in Fort Raleigh National Historic Site's Waterside Theatre. It reenacts the story of the first colonists, who settled here in 1587 and mysteriously vanished. Cast alumni include Andy Griffith and Lynn Redgrave. Reservations are essential. 1409 National Park Dr., off U.S. 64, 3 mi north of downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, 27954. 252/473–2127 office; 252/473–6000 box office. www.thelostcolony.org. $26.50–$35. May–Aug., Mon.–Sat. at 8:30 pm.
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