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“Awesome for kids” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Island Farm

Island Farm
1140 N US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-6500
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Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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. Open seasonally from April to November - Wednesday through Saturday - 10am until 4pm.
New Smyrna Beach
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“Awesome for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We had 5 boys 1-9 and they all loved it. Feeding chickens, wagon ride, playing with old fashioned toys. Great day!

Visited August 2013
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Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
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“Really takes you back in time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

This place is so worth the $6 (free for kids under 5) its educational, the staff is so friendly and informative. My kids ages 5,8 &12 all enjoyed this. We were trying to go to the aquarium on a gloomy vacation day but when we saw the line out past the parking lot there, we decided to go to island farm instead and i am so glad we did! I Highly reccomend going there!

Visited August 2013
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“Hands on kids paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

The highlight of our trip to manteo. We were so impressed with the staff because of their knowledge and friendliness. The whole place was hands on. The kids fed chickens rode in an ox cart, played period games, tried on period clothes, watched cooking and blacksmith demonstration, and even my shy kid fell in love with the staff. The staff encouraged you to touch and explore the house and even experience laying on the beds! So much fun!!!!

Visited July 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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“Wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

There is truly something for everyone at Island Farm. It was very educational and interactive. We were able to feed chickens (they ate from our hands!) and my daughter collected eggs from the hen house and took them to the cook house. The most exciting part was riding in a cart pulled by an ox! Everyone was extremely friendly and knowledgable. The staff was truly wonderful and made you feel as if you were back in the 1800s. This is a must-see for every family. It is so refreshing to leave all of the technology behind and embrace a much simpler life. It also makes you appreciate all of the hard work our ancestors performed.

Visited June 2013
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“Unexpected find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

We brought our 4 children to the farm and loved it! Everything was hands on and they were actually invited to touch and try everything. We enjoyed the oxen ride, the period games and the grounds very much!

Visited May 2013
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