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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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This is a short overview of Roanoke Island history. The reenactors make it interesting. They're pretty much in character the whole time. There is also a boardwalk that goes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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New York
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New York
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136 reviews 136 reviews
42 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is a short overview of Roanoke Island history. The reenactors make it interesting. They're pretty much in character the whole time. There is also a boardwalk that goes around the park so don't miss that.

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Burke, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a lot of fun. Fascinating history brought to life! There is a museum, outdoor village, and actual ship built to scale. The museum is really well done, with exhibits on early English exploration with an obvious emphasis on Roanoke Colony. The outdoor village is great with both an Indian side and an English one. There was a real... More 

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Benson, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We visit festival park every chance we get. History galore. Fun times and even good concerts. Chill time with family is always nice there.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Love this place - which there were more concerts (believe they are working on this). The venue overlooks the sound. I have been there for a couple plays which is really nice too.

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Binghamton, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was awesome. They put great detail into their museum and outside displays. This was a perfect hands on experience for our 10 year old boy, who usually shows little to no interest in anything historical.

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

OK, so it's no Colonial Williamsburg or Jamestown or Plymouth Plantation but seriously? Roanoke is an important chapter in American history so you'd think there would be a greater effort put into reconstructing what it *might* have been like for those first colonists. We visited mid-May of 2014 and there was ONE historical interpreter on site: a blacksmith. Very cool... More 

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Rangeley, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a great adventure for the day. PLenty to see and do and learn at this destination. We have enjoyed outdoor concerts here too.

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Hampton, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a great family day. Staff was very friendly and boys learned a lot from the Adventure museum. The ship was great!

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We loved the characters, in period dress, who interacted on a personal level. What a great peak into the Native Americans' as well as the later Euro settlers' lives. The ship in the harbor was a treat to board.

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Again, we were a little late....walked here after dinner only to find it was closed after 5. Was a little disappointed that we couldn't get any closer to the replica ship that was part of the Festival Park. Didn't need to go on it (although that would have been fun) but getter a closer look would have been fantastic.

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