National Historic Site

Fort Raleigh Dog Policy

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site preserves the history of the first English settlements in the New World from 1584 to 1590. The site also preserves the history of the Native Americans and African Americans who lived in the area.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is dog friendly. While dogs are not allowed inside buildings, they are allowed on outside grounds and along trails, and they are allowed to go fishing with you. Dogs can join ranger-led programs outside that are offered in warmer months.


Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on trails while on a leash no longer than 6' including:

  • Thomas Hariot Loop Trail, which is .3 miles long, and follows the shores through the forest
  • Freedom Trail - 1.25 miles each way with a view of Croatan Sound from the end

Location & Map

North Carolina

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