"The Lost Colony..." Top 5 Page for this destination Manteo by NC_Ziggy
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When and if you come to this area (and you really should!) be sure to spend time in the town of Manteo. History and sights abound, but the thing that struck me most is it doesn't look like you're anywhere near the ocean here! There are huge forests, lush green grass, and a peaceful, easy feeling to the place.
And while you're here, one "Must See" is the theatrical production of "The Lost Colony". This is the oldest Outdoor Drama in the U.S. and now in its 68th season.
In brief unofficial summation, this is an historic drama based upon the arrival of the first English settlers who came here in 1587 only to vanish without a trace by 1590. The play chronicles the difficulties, hardships, and near starvation as the colonists were befriended by some Native Americans and attacked by others. In the end, they are abandoned by Queen Elizabeth I who refuses to allow even one small ship to reprovision them because the Spanish fleet threatens England. When help finally arrives in 1590, the fort is found abandoned with the word "Croatoan" found carved in a post and "CRO" carved in a tree. The exact fate of the 120 people remains a mystery to this day...
The 2002 Production Season of “The Lost Colony” runs from June 3 through August 19. Performances are presented Monday through Saturday at 8:30pm. Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $8 for children 11 and under. Children are admitted free on Mondays with accompanied adult. A note for you- Photos are not allowed to be taken during the performance. Phone the ticket office at 252-473-3414 or visit them online here! The Lost Colony
- Pros:Very Historical and Entertaining
- Cons:Non, Non!
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