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The Lost Colony

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Worth the Stop

This can be a nice hour stop as you tour the Roanoke Island. There is a short movie explaining the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Lost Colony on Roanoke island North Carolina is so informative. It has an outside venue for... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Jennifer S
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The 82nd season begins May 31, 2019! In 1587, 117 English men, women, and children came ashore on Roanoke Island to establish a permanent English settlement in the New World. Just three years later in 1590, when English ships returned to bring...more
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1409 National Park Dr, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9451
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This can be a nice hour stop as you tour the Roanoke Island. There is a short movie explaining the history and significance of the first English settlement in what would become the US. There is also a reproduction of the earthen mounds that protected...More

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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, come see us again when The Lost Colony is in full operation. Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The Lost Colony on Roanoke island North Carolina is so informative. It has an outside venue for plays, concerts and haunted areas. It has a museum area that tells the history of the Lost Colony. It is next door to the Elizabethan Gardens. Close to...More

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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jennifer, thank you so much for the great review. Come see us again soon and have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

First time visit. Most impressed with the knowledge of the “staff”. They were all very friendly and extremely helpful. All knew a lot about the history of the area, the artifacts, and the story of the Lost Colony. We were very impressed with the colony...More

Thank 103Stephanie
Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so pleased you had a great experience on your visit. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon, thank you so much for the great review! Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 30 September 2018

The welcome center for the Lost Colony was top-notch! Displays were extremely well done, with various ways to access the information. The content was very interesting, and well presented. A talk by the ranger was extremely well done. The site itself is a bit meager,...More

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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Kathryn, we're very pleased you enjoyed the Visitors Center and your visit. Come see us again soon and have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 21 September 2018

This is the third time our family has spent an evening in the beautiful outdoor theater at Ft. Raleigh Nat. Historic Site. We were very anxious to attend, once again, and found many good qualities during this year's performance such as: sets, costumes, actors, make-up,...More

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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Rowland, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed the production and were able to come on a good weather night. We hope you'll consider us again in the future, have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 20 September 2018

My family of 5 - myself, my husband, and 3 kids - 2 daughters ages 15 and 8, and my son age 7, all really enjoyed this show. It was a little long for my son to sit, but there was an intermission (and snacks!)...More

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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Lea, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your great review, we're so pleased you and your family enjoyed the production. Come see us again soon and have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

This show is excellent in so many ways. Manteo is rich with American history. The mystery of the lost colony is so interesting. The portrayal in this vivid and captivating performance is very moving. We felt like we were there! We brought the children and...More

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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you so much for the great review, we're so happy you had a wonderful experience. We hope to see you again soon, have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Took my 2 granddaughters to see the performance. They are 11 and 14 and love history. As gymnasts and dancers they enjoyed the musical routines and the costumes. It was a great evening for all of us.

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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Rosemarie, thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We're so pleased you and the granddaughters had a great time, come see us again soon! Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 17 September 2018

The Lost Colony play was fantastic! I have been trying to get to see for the past 20 years. Each time I go to the Outer Banks, it had just ended. This year we hit it right. Thoroughly enjoyable. I went with my 17 year...More

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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Robert, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're so happy you finally made it to a performance and you and your son had a great time! Come see us again next year! Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Over all it was an amazing performance. The stage/set was awesome. The cast was great and did a great job. I will say if you have kids or difficulty getting around (walker, cane ect... get a seat near the end of the row. I also...More

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Crystal B, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Colony, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

We're so pleased you had a pleasant experience, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and share with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon, have a great day!

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Response from Tninobx | Property representative |
We have a club car that can get you to the front gate. We also have wheelchairs for your convenience. Hope this helps!
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No, unless it is a service dog
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Blue Water Grill and Raw Bar is our favorite place to eat before the show. It is about a 15 minute drive on 64 E just before the bridge going over the Roanoke Sound on the left.
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