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Island Farm

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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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A stroll through time

There was really a lot to see and experience. The interpreters were all very friendly, well informed and enjoyed what they were doing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Diane W
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

There was really a lot to see and experience. The interpreters were all very friendly, well informed and enjoyed what they were doing.

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woodbridge,va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We really loved our time at Island Farm -it was a little piece of the country , down at the beach. We actually spent quite a few hours there on a warm July day and it was nice break from the sun as there are many shady spots to escape. It is very easy to walk around all the out... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The whole family, ages six to 66, had a really good visit here. Good for history buffs, for the farm-curious, and a full experience for the kids. The docents were very friendly and informative, and the whole operation was very well-run. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A lot of fun, the locals told us to feed the sheep cheetos and we did. The cow didnt walk over to us but the horses did! recommended

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Chapel Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have been taking my children to the Island Farm at least twice a year since it opened. They have grown up learning about gardening, sheep sheering, black smithing and games pre-screen-time! Find a way to bring your children and grandchildren to this place. They've rescued/adopted two of Corolla's wild horses that had to be taken off the beach and... More 

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

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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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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