There Are Massive Earthworks Hiding In The Small Town Of Manteo, North Carolina, And The History Is Fascinating
By Raymond Goldfield|Published February 02, 2023
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
Everyone knows the story of the Roanoke Colony, the first English settlement in what’s now the United States. They disappeared mysteriously one day, and many people wondered if there was a supernatural explanation. Today, most people accept the theory that the struggling colonists were likely absorbed into the local indigenous tribes. Incredibly, the supposed “lost colony” has now been recreated near the town of Manteo. Not only can you explore museums and exhibits exploring the history of this mysterious chapter, but you can visit impressive North Carolina earthworks that bear traces of the original structures that stood here back in the 1500s.
Have you been to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site? Let us know your thoughts on the museum, shows, and those impressive North Carolina earthworks in the comments section. If you’re planning a visit, make sure to drop by the official site for more details. If you’re looking to explore the natural wonders of the Tar Heel State, consider a trip to this gorgeous lake.
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