Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Lots To Do At Cape Hatteras National Seashore This Summer

A summer vacation to Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks offers adventures from climbing lighthouses and body studying maritime history or just relaxing on the beach surrounded by castles of sand.

UPDATED: Threat Of Tropical Storm Arthur Leads To Closure Of National Park System Units

The prospect of Tropical Storm Arthur slamming into North Carolina's Outer Banks has prompted the National Park Service to close Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial at noon Wednesday.

Rich Lineup Of Programs At Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial are offering a rich lineup of free interpretative programs today through May 22.

After More Than 40 Years, New Exhibits At Fort Raleigh Historic Site Visitor Center

After more than four decades, new exhibits, some including artifacts never displayed by the National Park Service, have been installed at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site's visitor center in North Carolina.

150th Anniversary Of Freedmen's Colony Of Roanoke To Be Commemorated May 18 At Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

It was 150 years ago that the Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke, a colony of former slaves, was established on Roanoke Island. That event will be commemorated this Saturday at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

New Exhibit Opening At Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

A new exhibit that explores how archaeology can help unravel the story of what happened to the "First Colony" opens Monday at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, America's First Colony

How do you interpret a National Park Service site when there's really not much, historically, to see? That's the challenge at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, home of The Lost Colony. But and enthusiastic staff makes the history exciting and mysterious.

Winter Hours Begin Monday at Outer Banks Group In North Carolina

Things move a bit slower along the North Carolina coast in winter, which is why the National Park Service's Outer Banks Group is scaling back the hours of its visitor centers just a bit, beginning Monday

Update: Hurricane Earl Remains on Track to Impact the Outer Banks Parks

Packing winds of 125 mph, Hurricane Earl continues along a path toward the national parks of North Carolina's Outer Banks region. Parks further north and east along the coast are likely to feel Earl's impacts within a few days.

Cape Lookout National Seashore To Close in Advance of Hurricane Earl, Cape Hatteras National Seashore Shuttering, Too

With Hurricane Earl taking aim at the North Carolina coastline -- and points north -- officials at Cape Lookout National Seashore have ordered an evacuation of the seashore, while a bit farther north Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials are closing visitor centers and campgrounds.

Underwater Archeology Projects in Outer Banks Parks Address Intriguing Questions

Where is the rest of the original English settlement site on Roanoke Island? What more can we learn about the location and condition of German U-boat wrecks along the North Carolina coast? These and other interesting questions are being addressed by underwater archeologists working at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

There Was No Happy Thanksgiving for the Lost Colonists of Roanoke Island

At Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, archeologists strive to solve a mystery that still fascinates us after more than four centuries. What happened to the lost Roanoke Colony?

National Park Quiz 72: Forts

Let’s find out if you know your national park forts. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you man the ramparts.

The National Park Service's First Plane Was a Tough-As-Nails 1928 Fairchild FC-2W2

In the 1930s the National Park Service’s first plane, a 1928 Fairchild FC-2W2 piloted by legendary aviator Dave Driskill, shuttled passengers, mail, and other stuff to and from CCC camps in the Outer Banks. Now privately owned, it is still flying.
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