Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site protects and preserves known portions of England’s first New World settlements from 1584 to 1590. It also preserves the cultural heritage of the Native Americans, European Americans and African Americans who have lived on Roanoke Island.

In 1937, Paul Green, one of the most renowned Southern playwrights, created The Lost Colony, an outdoor drama based on the first English expeditions to the new world. His play is still being performed at the Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island, North Carolina.