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Roanoke Island Festival Park

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Address: Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: +1 252-475-1506
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and...
History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and costumed-sixteenth-century characters.
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Family Fun Spot

Very fun place for family, great learning expierence. It was very fun to see the Elizabeth II with the "crew" in character. I had the man in the settlement put the armor on my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Leesburg, Florida
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Leesburg, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very fun place for family, great learning expierence. It was very fun to see the Elizabeth II with the "crew" in character. I had the man in the settlement put the armor on my husband, which was very funny because it was small on him.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

It was a nice walk around. I would say unless your kids are into history this is more for the under 10 crowd and it's a quick walk around. The fee of $10 is a little much since there's not much to see. The ship replica is cool, the little village is not much to see and not made with... More 

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

This site emulates the Jamestown Festival site in that there is an Native American village, a colonist village, a ship replica, and a museum. But the resemblance is only superficial. The Jamestown Festival site is truly excellent. The Roanoke site is at best average with the highlight being the ship replica. The villages are not extensive and do not appear... More 

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Waynesboro, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It's not a bad place to spend an our or two. The replica sailing ship was pretty amazing. The English village was cool too...the blacksmith works get butt off! One of the downers was that a lot of the electronic-interactive stuff was broken or malfunctioning (fund raiser needed)...and it's really geared toward small kids. All-in-all it was ok.

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Mamaroneck, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Engaging execution of period history in both interactive displays and well-informed and brilliant staging by staff members (are some descendants of the first settlers?!?). The Elizabeth II ship has knowledgeable staff speaking in the period vernacular, sharing interesting details about the first settlement. Also, the village smith and accompanying artisans provide demonstrations and initmate details of the life led by... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Enjoyed the attractions outside, but agree there could've been more displays. The displays inside were more informative. The movie was very good.

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POWELLS POINT
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This festival park has a good deal of attractions throughout the year to attend. But my favorite times to visit are when nothing is going on and you can just walk around the park walkways and enjoy. There is also a pathway that runs along the water from the parking area that is pretty neat. Easy walk across the bridge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visited here with our grandchildren ages 3-16 and we all enjoyed it. There was a movie detailing the settlement of the area, a wonderful hands on museum and an outdoor area depicting English settlement, Indian village and a boat that you can explore. There are picnic tables in the parking area where we had lunch before touring the site.... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We saw the boat from across at the Roanoke Lighthouse and decided to drive over and found the Festival Park. We paid the fees to go in and look. Along the pathway, they have small displays of olden days - not very much really. one had a canoe. not very interesting. would be nice to make it interactive. The ship... More 

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Brochure says lots of hands on to do on the Elizabeth II. You cannot drop anchor or raise sails. One "sailor" just leaned on the rail. My son asked him a question about a tool on the ship and he replied - "I don't know what it is used for." He did not mention where we could treasure hunt, swab... More 

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