Posts Tagged: Fort Raleigh

Elizabethan Gardens Hosting Kentucky Derby Event

The Outer Banks models one of the finest of southern traditions with their Kentucky Derby Party, an annual fundraising event to benefit three local nonprofits. While the actual race is hundreds of miles away,...

‘Ghosts of The Lost Colony’ Returning to Haunt Roanoke Island

The Lost Colony once again presents Ghosts of The Lost Colony starting this Monday and haunting the historic site of America’s first unsolved mystery for two weeks. You are invited to join “Trevor Janzen”...

'Ghosts of The Lost Colony'

‘Ghosts of The Lost Colony’ Local Auditions Announced

On Thursday, February 1, The Lost Colony will hold local auditions for its upcoming 2018 production of Ghosts of The Lost Colony.  Auditions will be held at 6:00pm at the Lost Colony Building, located at 1409 National Park...

WinterLights runs select weeknights and weekends at the Elizabethan Gardens, from November 25, 2017 to January 20, 2018.

Elizabethan Gardens Hosts WinterLights Christmas Display

Like illuminated gems setting the night ablaze with lights, The Elizabethan Gardens’ WinterLights truly adds sparkle to the crown jewel of Outer Banks attractions in Manteo. The year-round garden has once again bedecked their...

National Public Lands Day Announced For Sept. 30

Join National Park Service staff on Saturday, September 30 at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (1500 Fort Raleigh Road, Manteo) to contribute to the volunteer efforts. Meet at the park visitor center at 9:00...

The First Light of Freedom Memorial was placed at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in 2001 as part of the North Carolina Civil War Heritage Trail and was funded by the local Freedmen’s Remembrance Committee.

NPS Honors Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony 154th Anniversary

The National Park Service (NPS) Outer Banks Group is honoring the 154th anniversary of the Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on May 14. “If you can cross the creek...

NPS Outer Banks Group Tourism Creates $247.6 Million In Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,162,855 visitors to to the Outer Banks Group of national park sites in 2016 spent $197.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported...

Visit Your Outer Banks Parks During National Park Week April 15-23

National Park Week is April 15 to 23, an annual national celebration of people, parks, trails, heritage areas, national trails and rivers, seashores, historic sites, beautiful landscapes, and so many more remarkable places, including three...

Outer Banks National Parks Drew More Than 3 Million Visits In 2016

The National Park Service has announced that its local parks within the Outer Banks Group recorded a total of 3,162,854 visits in 2016, which was celebrated as the Park Service’s centennial anniversary year since...

History's 'Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven' premieres on March 26, 2017.

History Channel Will ‘Return To Roanoke’ In New Lost Colony Special

The History Channel continues the search for answers about America’s oldest unsolved mystery, the real life disappearance of the The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, in the new special Return to Roanoke: Search for...

Special Programs Celebrate National Park Service 100th Anniversary

Thursday, August 25, 2016 is National Park Service Founders Day and the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service! Superintendent David Hallac invites the public to experience their national park sites...

‘Voices From The Outer Banks’ Book Signings Announced

Voices from the Outer Banks is a new book in which locals tell the oral history of the area, compiled and edited by Stephen Kirk, who is scheduled to be at a number of...

Archaeologists recently discovered two pieces of pottery that belonged to a medicine jar likely used by a member of The Lost Colony. (photo courtesy of National Park Service)

Archaeologists Find Pieces of Lost Colony Mystery

The mystery of what really happened to The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island is America’s original urban legend and may never be completely solved, but a small piece of the answer was recently uncovered...

Fleetwood Mac Tribute To Play Manteo Father’s Day [Concert Preview]

The historic Waterside Theatre, home of The Lost Colony at Fort Raleigh on Roanoke Island, will host the ultimate live tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Fleetwood Mac when World Turning...

'The Lost Colony' is performed live at Waterside Theatre on Ronaoke Island, North Carolina every summer since 1937. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

‘The Lost Colony’ 79th Season Performance Dates Announced

The Lost Colony will open its 79th season on May 27 and run through August 20 at Manteo’s Waterside Theatre, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the story of America’s first unsolved mystery. The elaborate...

Wright Brothers National Memorial

NPS Outer Banks Parks Generate $225.4 Million In Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2,743,338 non-local visitors to the Outer Banks Group of national park sites in 2015 spent $179.8 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported...

The "Burning Girl"' dashes across 'The Lost Colony' stage after being set ablaze by one of Wanchese's warriors in the new production at Waterside Theatre. (photo: Jessica Hudson/The Lost Colony)

Burning Girl Returning To ‘The Lost Colony’ 79th Season

The “Burning Girl” made a fiery return to the stage in last year’s production of the The Lost Colony, and now we have confirmation that she will once again be featured among the highlights...

The Lost Colony Live at the Waterside 2016 Outer Banks Concert Series

Lost Colony Live At Waterside 2016 Concerts Announced

The “Live at the Waterside” concert series has just revealed its 2016 lineup, again following their trend in recent years of bringing top notch tributes to legendary music acts, as well as a modern...

National Park Service Centennial Outer Banks Events Announced

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. To celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s national parks, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (NS), Wright Brothers National Memorial (NMEM), and Fort Raleigh...

History Channel Explores ‘Roanoke: Search for The Lost Colony’

One of the Outer Banks’ most famous and historical true stories will be featured in the new documentary Roanoke: Search for The Lost Colony, premiering on The History Channel tonight. The two-hour documentary will...