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Island Farm

1140 N US Highway 64, Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-6500
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Experience life as it was before the Civil War. Join interpreters dressed in period attire as they carry out the daily activities of a Roanoke Island... more » Owner description: Experience life as it was before the Civil War. Join interpreters dressed in period attire as they carry out the daily activities of a Roanoke Island farm in the 1850s. Hands-on activities and demonstrations: Woodworking, cooking, blacksmithing, children's games and ox-drawn wagon rides are just a few activities offered. Activities vary daily. « less
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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My husband I love historical sites. The "Island Farm" opened after our last trip to OBX. What a find! I can't say enough about the farm and it's staff. We were only there for a few hours but I could stay all day. Now granted we visited during the off-season so we virtually had the place to ourselves. The peace... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Even though we didn't have children with us, you could tell this would be a great place for kids to visit. The costumed interpreters were very friendly and full of information.

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Kalkan, Turkey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Good to go somewhere which is virtually gimmick free. A real insight into the past. Do not go there if you are looking for bouncy castles!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited the Island Farm while on our annual vacation to the OBX, and we had a wonderful time here with our four year old daughter, one year old son, five year old niece, and my in-laws! The grounds of the farm are impeccable and very well cared for, and it is apparent that there is a lot of love... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Plenty to do here for kids and adults alike. They have sheep, chickens you can hand-feed, and a couple of Ox. They give hayrides from 1-3pm and that was a big hit with the kids. They also have someone there who will show you some of the games that kids played back in the 1800's. There are buildings and houses... More

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Middleburg, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I went to Island Farm after looking up places to visit online. I'm so glad I stopped! It is only a small entrance fee and then you roam the property on your own. They let you wander through the buildings and the house, there are no roped off areas which was spectacular! The employees all dress in 1800 era clothing... More

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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went with a group of about 7-8 adults and really enjoyed ourselves. The staff were very friendly and answered most of our questions. They showed us some of the games of the early 1900's along with the chores that were encountered on the farm in that time period. It was a reminder of the hardships these people had to... More

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Fayette County PA
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19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Visited the Island Farm with a group of adults. The $6 admission fee was well worth it! The staff are very knowledgeable and engaging. They seem to really like what they were doing. They were very willing to answer any questions you had. Would highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Farm is a good value to bring children. My husband and I went to waste some time and it was perfect for that. Fed chickens from my hand which was cool.

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My family was down from the Philly area to visit the Outer Banks. Having a 2 year old, we thought this would be a fun place to visit. We were not disappointed. We visited on a rainy day without umbrellas, so we ended spending a lot of time indoors with the staff. I can honestly say they were some of... More

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