Community invited to view U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the Town of Manteo, invites the community to view the 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree when it makes a stop at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.

Each year, a different national forest provides a tree to light up the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. The National Forests in North Carolina will bring the 2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Pisgah National Forest to Washington, D.C., including a short visit to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, 1500 Fort Raleigh Rd., Manteo, N.C.

After the 78-foot-tall red spruce tree is harvested today from the Pisgah National Forest, it will be loaded on a truck and driven nearly 1,000-miles, stopping along the way at a series of outdoor community celebrations before the final stop at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 18.

Festivities during the tree’s visit to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will include remarks by public officials, a performance by the Manteo Elementary School Choir, activities and ornament making with over 15 local partner organizations and a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

For U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree news and tour information, visit www.uscapitolchristmastree.com. Track the tree from the National Forests in North Carolina to the U.S. Capitol beginning Nov. 5 at www.capitoltreetracker.com.

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