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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My sister & I were the only people touring when we visited since we arrived a little before it opened. So we had the undivided attention of all the staff which made for a delightful visit. Many others started arriving as we left. The farm is authentically kept in the state found in about 1850 and is definitely worth the... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Private farm nicely done to take you back to mid 1800's farm life. Learn about Mr Etheridge and his farm life. Ride a wagon pulled by Charlie the ox. The kids can play games popular in 1850's or so. Even the adults will be challenged by some of them. Very nominal fee for entrance and it is worth it.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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53 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We truly enjoyed our visit to Island Farm. The buildings were interesting and the staff was fantastic; they were knowledgeable and engaging. We even took the horse pulled wagon ride around the grounds. This is well done and would be enjoyable for any age.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

This place and the staff were amazing! It's really an old world look at farming on the island. Our whole family (me, hubby, and kids ages 6 and 9) really enjoyed our visit here. There's a farm house tour, old style games the kids got to play with staff dresses in colonial attire. My kids got to help "wash" clothes... More 

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We spent our last two summers vacationing in the outer banks; these two times are the only times we have ever visited. The best thing about the area is there is such a wide variety of things to do. This place, the Island Farm, is awesome. It takes about 2 hours to visit. When we visited, it wasn't crowded at... 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

Very enjoyable, historically accurate, well done. Would recommend this to anyone visiting the area. We enjoyed the ox cart ride with "Charlie" and the excellent response we received from those folks working the farm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a lovely place on Roanoke Island and we visited with our 3 children who so enjoyed the gentleman who played the banjo and spent time with the children. We returned to take a ride on the oxen cart and were disappointed that this very entertaining gentleman is no longer employed. Too bad, as this was a very entertaining... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This small historically accurate farm is perfect for all ages. It would be just as fun to come and visit alone as it would be with family and friends. The property is really peaceful & green, with well kept animal pastures and beautiful large old and sprawling oak trees. The farm is well tended by the husband and wife caretakers.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Liked this even more than the Elizabethan Gardens, which were fabulous as well. The Farm is so well done, and informative for anyone of any age. The friendly roaming chickens eat from your hands. The staff are beyond friendly. For part of our visit, there was an informal tour being given for a small middle school group who had slight... More 

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