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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-475-1506
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A good exploration of the island history. The film in the theater was very good and my daughter wanted to buy it. A good story of the 3 chiefs of the island. The Elizabeth II is moored off the shore and is a functioning replica...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'll bet this place shines and sparked when there's an event. Today there wasn't anything, so it was very laid back. I liked the waterfront entertainment area.

Thank ValerieinVB
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park takes you back in time to the Lost Colony of Roanoke, when there were Native Americans living on Roanoke Island. They have a replica of one of the ships that brought the English colonists across the Atlantic, as well as a re-enactment village...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to get to know the history of the area & the first settlers this is a great place to visit

Thank Soossaan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a great place to go as a family with kids say 10 and under. Lots of hands on stuff for kids to do.

Thank Todd R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My own grandchildren were convinced that the boat was a pirate ship. As they bought pirate toy guns in the museum shop that ratified it for them. It's a very interesting display -lots of history.

Thank Mary Kay D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you take the time to enjoy the entire exhibit or simply gaze upon the reproduction of the sailing ship used by the original colonist to this island - you will not be disappointed. This is a very well-done and complete museum and walk back...More

Thank dianaelms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice day to visit. Walked over after ice cream stop. Lot of history. Right on the water. So cooler than in town.

Thank Baileyh0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place could be so much better - we only saw 2 people dressed in costume - the boat was so cool - the "village" was lacking - the blacksmith was the best - the other guy was to busy chit chatting to pay attention...More

Thank Kit P
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

It was super hot the day we visited but there was plenty of shade to escape to. The villages were nice to explore but frustrating because some of the interactive displays were broken. The "characters" did a great job playing their parts. My boys especially...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.