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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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kids really enjoyed themselves!

glad to see the kids having fun here.they really liked the replica ship-the two sailors were very friendly and informative. The settlers village was small but nice. My daughter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent. Engaging. Great history on the earliest settlers on North Carolina coast. Actual depiction of Elizabeth lI ship.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We visited here after a week of sun, beach and pool in Duck. Extremely well done, with beautiful, new facilities and lots of space for the kids to run around. Definitely worth the hour drive.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

glad to see the kids having fun here.they really liked the replica ship-the two sailors were very friendly and informative. The settlers village was small but nice. My daughter enjoyed the interactive demonstrations. Indians villages were simple. The museum was nice. Kids liked the hands on displays and trying on different costumes. I thought the experience was overall entertaining, Sure... More 

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We came on a rainy day so we didn't spend much time on the outside exhibits. We did manage to squeeze in a walk onto the Elizabeth II ship. The staff recommended we see the showing of "The Legend of Two-Path" movie. It's at least 20-25 minutes long and very interesting. I wouldn't recommend it for small children though. We... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited Roanoke Island Festival Park on Monday, July 13. The site has exhibits of Indian dwellings and a reconstructed Indian village as it would have existed in the 16th century. Exhibits also show how the first settlers would have lived then. There is a reproduction of the ship they traveled in, and docents are present to explain and answer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The movie gives good historical context, especially for someone with little context. The replica shop is also well worth it. The interpreters so a great job answering questions and playing their parts.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The replica ship was interesting and the interpreters were very friendly and well informed--definitely the 'star of the exhibits'. We also found the Native American exhibit especially the longhouse to be very interesting (hadn't seen one up close before).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My point of reference for this attraction was Plymouth Plantation in MA and the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Museum in Ledyard, CT. Both are large, have extensive, trained employees and are very well done with authenticity. Roanoke Island Festival Park has a lot of land, but the Indian village is very small, as is the settlers village (2 houses) and 2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very fun. Easy to get around. Great family time. There are lots of fun things to do for the kids packed into a manageable area to visit. Nice hands-on and learn activities for the kids. Some interesting events in the auditorium. Beautiful water views on the grounds too.

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Additional Information about Roanoke Island Festival Park

Address: Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: +1 252-475-1506
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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