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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

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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Christmas Past

I have been to Island Farm numerous times and it never gets old. You learn something new about life on the island during the mid 1900 century with every visit. A must see. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lori W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Island Farm numerous times and it never gets old. You learn something new about life on the island during the mid 1900 century with every visit. A must see. The chickens will eat out of your hand..,which all kids love,washing clothes and the main house is beautiful. Staff every knowledgeable

Thank Lori W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time, lots of history facts and everyone was very friendly and professional. Will visit again. If you are looking for something fun to do, I would reccomend visiting here.

Thank Heather J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited several times with and without our 2 kids and we all love it! They have the friendliest chickens that will eat from your hand and they even have a sheep shearing day where you can go watch them and feel the wool! They have a friendly ox and a fabulous swing! A must visit!!

Thank brookemayo
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Fun and interesting look back in time. Lots of games for kids to play, house to walk through. Lots of old buildings. Blacksmith, cooking, goats, chickens. Hayrides, old family cemetery and my favorite a 400 year old tree with swings. Took lots of awesome pictures by the tree. The workers were all friendly and informative. Seemed like they really enjoy... More 

2 Thank Sunny0807
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I had toured the grounds before, but took my son to the Pumpkin Patch. It was really our only in town option for a pumpkin photo opt. I'm glad to have Island Farm so close and it was a fun experience.

2 Thank nativeOBXer
Poquoson, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

went to pumpkin patch Saturday, we all had a wonderful time, my daughter enjoyed the OX hayride, we stopped & picked out a nice pumpkin then toured the farm... they had a black smith working, we made candles & played games from the period. good wholesome fun & a welcome change of pace..

3 Thank yorkhavenmarina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Came at the end of the day so the lady gave us a discount. The people were friendly and wanted to talk to tell you about the place. Well kept, interesting things to look at. Would be fun to take kids. We took just 30 minutes to see because they were closing, but could have taken more time if we... More 

3 Thank Beverly C
Griffin, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We visited the Island Farm on Sept. 17, 2015. What an enjoyable and wonderful place! We are so glad that we took the time to visit. A great educational experience on life in the 1800s. The tour of the house was great. We could even play games that were common during that period. The interpreter at the house was so... More 

4 Thank Katty429
Smiths Grove, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Great jewel in Manteo. Very nice folks that offer information on life on the farm in the 1800s. Just an excellent tour at a very reasonable price. Feed the chickens, take the hay ride, view the livestock, and tour the buildings on the property.

5 Thank Barrybpd2956
Winchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We visited this attraction right at opening time. It was great, as it was like having a private tour of the farm and we had a chance to visit with all of the interpreters. We went on the ox cart ride, fed chickens, gathered eggs, sampled food cooked over the hearth and played games. The buildings are well stocked with... More 

5 Thank Beverly D

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