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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Wendell, North Carolina
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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PA
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about Island Farm

Address: 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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