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Address: 1140 N US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: +1 252-473-6500
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Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Experience life as it was before the Civil War. Join interpreters dressed...
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. Open seasonally from April to November - Wednesday through Saturday - 10am until 4pm.
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Return to The Past!!

Well worth the time spent on the farm. Nice history of the Etheridge family farm and life on the farm. Definitely take the Oxen wagon ride. Get your money's worth by asking the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Well worth the time spent on the farm. Nice history of the Etheridge family farm and life on the farm. Definitely take the Oxen wagon ride. Get your money's worth by asking the folks dressed in period clothes questions about life during the 1800's on the farm and the Outer Banks. Play the yard games of that time period. Plenty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is an interesting small farm representing life of the Etheridge family on Roanoke island in the mid 1800s. Although we enjoyed it, $8 a person seems steep for what it is. The interpreters who dress the part are knowledgeable and add to the experience.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Bring your camera and your enthusiasm when you visit this unique farm from the past. Don't worry about having to walk great distances because the restored residence and authentic replicas of buildings as well as everything one would find on an actual farm of that era were compacted into a reasonable walking space. The interpreters were friendly, interesting, informative and... More 

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Ada, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I love walking in the shoes of our forefathers and this preservation of a charming land site is admirable. In this crazy day with tourists traps that sap $$$, it is important not to lose historical landmarks. This farm is peaceful and informative. The staff was gracious and engaging. I would rate this a 5 star, especially for the fair... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A beautifully kept interactive mid 1800's farm belonging to The Etheridge Family. Small visitor center, shady parking & picnic tables greet you. There are several period dressed interpreters educating you about life on the farm during this time period. They have hands on games for all ages, an ox drawn cart to carry you around a loop trail through the... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We decided to take an afternoon venture to this Old World farm to let the little one see some animals. The day turned out to be a great way to slow down the family vacation a bit and enjoy true quality time together. The farm was beautiful and we were able to meander about without crowds and noise. The staff... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We saw this place and visited, we were not that impressed. More or less a self guided tour with very little demonstrations.

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Wendell, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This family run farm is a great experience. The staff are very personable and make you feel like part of the family. Be sure to take a ride with Charlie the trained Ox. take part in the hand made games and see how a family farm ran back in the 1800s. Bring cash, as they don't take credit.

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I really don't do reviews for anything other than hotels, but I was very surprised by this wonderful little place. My family went to visit the aquarium just down the road, but when we found the massive amount of people present, we turned the car around and ended up at the Island Farm. The cost wasn't much, but there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We visited the farm on our recent vacation to The Outer Banks. What a gem! For a nominal fee you get to see farm life as it was in days gone by. This is a great place for the whole family. My daughter got to play old fashioned games and see how sheeps wool is spun into yarn. Also "Charlie"... More 

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Additional Information about Island Farm

Address: 1140 N US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: +1 252-473-6500
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
Open Hours:
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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