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Manteo, North Carolina: FDR Sat Here

"On this spot Franklin D. Roosevelt witnessed the 23rd performance of 'The Lost Colony.' August 18, 1937."

Address:
1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC
Directions:
On Roanoke Island. From US-64 turn north at the Fort Raleigh sign, then follow the signs for the Lost Colony Theater. The small, square granite plaque is flush with ground, set into the earth behind the last row of seats, just to the west of the large wooden building.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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FDR Sat Here

Plaque is still here and in good condition. Your directions helped me to locate it easily. It's in a beautiful outdoor theater venue.

[Shelly Duffer, 03/20/2024]

The plaque commemorates a visit by President Franklin Roosevelt in August 1937, and marks the spot where he sat in his wheelchair to watch "The Lost Colony," one of his administration's New Deal Federal Theatre Projects. It's still performed every summer.

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