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The Elizabethan Gardens

Situated within the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the Elizabethan gardens are spread over a sprawling 10 acres showcasing unique botanical and sculptural marvels. With it’s serene surroundings and natural beauty, this is simply an unforgettable place, making it perfect for weddings and engagement ceremonies.

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse sits at the eastern end of the Manteo waterfront. The lighthouse itself extends almost 37 meters into the Roanoke Sound. Visitors can enjoy a stroll on the boardwalk and view the magnificent waterfront.

The Lost Colony

An unforgettable fascinating production of Paul Green’s symphonic drama. This 84-year-old musical has been performed under the open skies for years. The theater itself is set on the sound front of Roanoke Island and creates a magical experience. The breathtaking choreography will hold you transfixed.

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Experience classic adventure at the Roanoke Island Festival Park. Spread over 25 acres this park showcases the life of the early English settlers in 1585. Visitors of all ages will love the depiction of how the first settlers lived and worked 400+ years ago. The highlight of the park, especially for kids, is the Elizabeth II, a ship similar to the ship that would have brought the 117 lost colonists to the new world in 1586.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Roanoke colony is the location of the first English settlement in the United States. This site has been preserved at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, due to its historic significance associated with the earliest founding of the first British settlement in North America in 1587. Visiting here can be a fun learning experience for both children and adults.