“The Lost Colony” Outdoor Drama



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  • Seasons - June - August


  • 1409 National Park Dr

    Manteo,   NC   27954


A group of 117 weary men, women & children waded ashore on Roanoke Island in July 1587 to establish the first permanent settlement of its kind in the Americas. Recruited by Sir Walter Raleigh, among these settlers was John White; his pregnant daughter, Eleanor Dare; and her husband, Ananias. On August 18, 1587 Eleanor Dare gave birth to a daughter she named Virginia, earning the distinction of being the first English child born on American soil. Ten days later, John White departed for England promising to return with more supplies. Three years later, John White returned to find the settlement deserted. The 117 pioneers had vanished. Their fate remains to this day unknown. Nestled along the shores of America’s most historic and mysterious island, professional actors, technicians & designers gather every summer to honor the memory of the brave people who came here to build a new country.

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1409 National Park Dr
Manteo NC 27954


Latitude: 35° 56' 7.0794" / Longitude: -75° 42' 31.3194"

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