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The Lost Colony
The Lost Colony
Owner description: Bursting with action and excitement, The Lost Colony is epic story of America's first English colony.Over thirty years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, a group of 117... more Owner description: Bursting with action and excitement, The Lost Colony is epic story of America's first English colony.Over thirty years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, a group of 117 weary men, women and children waded ashore on Roanoke Island in July 1587 to establish the first permanent settlement of its kind in the Americas. Recruited by Sir Walter Raleigh, among these settlers was John White, his pregnant daughter, Eleanor Dare, her husband Ananias and the Indian chief Manteo who had become an English ally during a previous visit in Britain.They unloaded their belongings and supplies and repaired on old fort previously erected on the island. On August 18, 1587 Eleanor Dare gave birth to a daughter she named Virginia, thus earning the distinction of being the first English child born on American soil. Ten days later, John White departed for England promising to return with more supplies. It was the last time he would ever see his family.Three years later, John White returned to Roanoke Island on his granddaughter's third birthday only to find the settlement deserted, plundered and surrounded by overgrown brush. On one of the palisades, he found the single word "CROATOAN" carved into the surface, and the letters "CRO" carved into a nearby tree. The 117 pioneers of Roanoke Island had vanished into the great wilderness and into folklore. Their collective fate to this day remains unknown and is considered to be America's greatest cold case. Nestled along the shores of America's most historic and mysterious island, over 100 professional actors, technicians and designers have gathered every summer since 1937 to honor the memory of the brave people who came here to build a new country. The production is as epic as their story. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paul Green, The Lost Colony is a cultural treasure and the best family entertainment on the Outer Banks!Performances Monday through Saturday nights May 30-Aug. 22, 2014 At 8PM. Monday nights are kids nights, with a special curtain time of 7:30. less
Attraction type: Theaters
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Island Farm
Island Farm
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island
North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island
Attraction type: Aquariums
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Elizabethan Gardens
Elizabethan Gardens
A reproduction of a garden of the time of Elizabeth I located on Roanoke Island.
Attraction type: Gardens
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Roanoke Island Festival Park
Roanoke Island Festival Park
History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and costumed-sixteenth-century characters.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; History Museums; Ships
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Front Porch Cafe
Front Porch Cafe
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Manteo
Price: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café, Wine Bar
Good for: Families with children, Doing business
The Hungry Pelican
The Hungry Pelican
Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Manteo
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Stripers Bar and Grille
Stripers Bar and Grille
Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Manteo
Price: $5 - $19
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
1587 Restaurant
1587 Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 31 Restaurants in Manteo
Price: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, Continental
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
La Cabana Restaurant
La Cabana Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 31 Restaurants in Manteo
Cuisines: Latin
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Roanoke Island Inn
Roanoke Island Inn
$75 - $170
Ranked #1 of 10 Manteo B&B and Inns
Cameron House Inn
Cameron House Inn
$198 - $219
Ranked #2 of 10 Manteo B&B and Inns
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The White Doe Inn Bed & Breakfast
The White Doe Inn Bed & Breakfast
$200 - $370
Ranked #3 of 10 Manteo B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Sea Ranch Resort
2.0 of 5
Sea Ranch Resort
$106 - $179
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
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Surf Side Hotel
Surf Side Hotel
$79 - $295
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Shutters on the Banks
2.5 of 5
Shutters on the Banks
$93 - $193
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Sanderling Resort
4.0 of 5
Sanderling Resort
$230 - $453
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Duck
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