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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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The outside re-created areas were smaller than I expected. Exploring the Elizabeth I ship was a lot of fun. The guides are very informative in the early settlement area. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The outside re-created areas were smaller than I expected. Exploring the Elizabeth I ship was a lot of fun. The guides are very informative in the early settlement area. We arrived first thing in the morning before a school group arrived so we were able to take our time. The museum was my favorite. A lot of fun interactive areas.... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

There is something here for all ages. A very well done 45 min film from a Native American perspective. The authentic sailing vessel Elizabeth II. A marvelous, educational, interactive adventure museum, with exhibits from 1500 to the present. Grounds and a boardwalk to walk around. Very entertaining and again educational recreated displays of Native American and English settler villages. The... More 

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FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This was great! Lots of historical information by way of a village and farm. Reenactors made history come to life and the kids loved the farm animals.

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New York
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136 reviews 136 reviews
42 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
34 helpful votes 34 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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