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“Wonderful attraction for children” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park
Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, NC 27954
+1 252-475-1506
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Manteo
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Ships, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and costumed-sixteenth-century characters.
Otto, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful attraction for children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Took 4 children, ages 9, 8, 6 and 2. All but the 2 year old were enthralled by everything. The museum had clothing from the past to try on, the movie, though long, kept their interest. The working English village included a stockade, a foot powered lathe and a blacksmith. The staff was mainly college kids and they were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Sanford, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good family visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My family and I enjoyed about 1.5 hours at the historic site and ship. We enjoyed our time there. It was very hot, but still glad we visited.

Visited July 2013
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Manteo, North Carolina
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37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Interpreters re-enact history on Roanoke Island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You and your whole family will enjoy spending a few hours visiting Festival park on Roanoke Island. Take yourself back in time as you board the Elizabeth ll, visit a colony settlement and watch a blacksmith forge a nail. There are lots of other things to see such as a reconstructed Native American Indian village and dugout canoe. Plan to spend several hours with actor interpreters as they do their best to convince you that you are in living in the sixteenth century. There are many hands on and interactive activities for the kids. The museum is being renovated but should be open this fall.

Visited June 2013
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“Great hands on experience for the kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Had a good time and the kids loved it. I would suggest the onsite educational film first, a little long but it gives you an idea of what you are seeing there.

Visited July 2013
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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“Must See in Manteo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The Festival Park is a nice diversion for the family and couples. The staff is friendly and the exhibits tell the story of early colonization extremely well, both for the settlers and the indians. The crew aboard the ship told some wonderful stories. It is real hands on for the little ones.

Visited July 2013
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