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Roanoke Island Festival Park

Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-475-1506
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History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and costumed-sixteenth-century characters.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“indian village” (23 reviews)
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Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-475-1506
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was pretty reluctant to spend about $40 on a museum for two adults and two kids- but I am glad my eight year old sold us. Between the outdoor exhibits, the Elizabeth II working replica ship, and the kid-friendly museum we had a great...More

Thank GeekByExample
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We debated visiting here, and I am very glad that we decided to go. All of the individuals were helpful and interesting; they gave an idea of the life of the past without being totally immersed as reenactors, which I liked. Everyone obviously enjoyed the...More

Thank Virginiatravel1
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The costumed staff of the ship and of the settlement are well-informed and engaging. We were there in off-season, and seemed to have the whole place to ourselves. I enjoyed the approach the interpreters use- they do not endlessly role-play characters from centuries past. They...More

Thank R W
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is well worth the time. The price of admission is very reasonable, and there is plenty of parking. The Avenue, a restaurant, is nearby for lunch. Take time to talk to the reenactors, they are very good. The ship, the Elizabeth II, was a...More

Thank Docky B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Beautiful place surrounded by water. Full moon while there. Nice park and restrooms. Great place for a stroll.

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a place where you can really learn something. And it doesn't hurt a bit. History from early settlers to civil war to present. Well worth 4-6 hours of time. Explore the early village, the replica ship and the museum. Great place.

Thank jhrvn1970
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing time with my wife and 3 sons. Very informative. The best part, by far, is the people who worked the areas. Very informative, took time to talk to everyone and very interactive! I would do this again!

Thank Jeremy P
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We visited here after visiting Fort Raleigh so we had some background information. The living exhibits were very informative and the people stayed in character and seemed knowledgeable about their subjects. I loved the ship!! We come from New England so we know the Constitution...More

Thank betsyk757
Reviewed 20 September 2017

One of the highlights at Festival Park is the Elizabeth II. It is a replica ship where you can explore and talk to the re-enactors on the boat to learn more. It is small in the ship with low headroom. The people on the ship...More

Thank jenniferbT7848CG
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Went here with other family members, all adults. The exhibits at the park had a lot of good information about Native American life on the island before Europeans settling, as well as what life was like on the island for the English. The ship was...More

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28 March 2017|
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Response from Cherylsj757 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes! Lots of things to look at there. And there are places to sit along the way if you get tired. There are also a lot of exhibits which are interactive. Enjoy your day!
26 September 2016|
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Response from thecottews | Reviewed this property |
Almost everything is outside. It is fairly small, so you can probably still do everything.