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Roanoke Island Festival Park

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Address: Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: +1 252-475-1506
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and...

History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and costumed-sixteenth-century characters.

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Insight into the Island's History

This place reminded me alittle of Jamestown. They have recreations of a long-house, a 16th century sailing ship, and the initial settlement site. All the interpreters were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
George M
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Virginia
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I took a day trip to Manteo and the park was one of the activities we enjoyed. We loved the actors, especially the blacksmith and the crew of the Queen Elizabeth II. The museum and Indian exhibits were awesome!!!

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Cumberland, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're going to be on OBX, this is a great place to visit. It is rich in history and a great place to walk around in the evening and just view the sound and boats. If you have kids, they'll enjoy seeing the pirate ship.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place reminded me alittle of Jamestown. They have recreations of a long-house, a 16th century sailing ship, and the initial settlement site. All the interpreters were friendly and answered all of the kids questions. The carpenter and blacksmith gave hands on demonstrations. The adventure museum gave a wider history of Roanoke Island over the years, with plenty of interactive... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area of the outer banks is one of the areas we should have spent for time in. There is a play call the Lost Colony which hopefully we will get to next visit. The area by the water front has unique shops and restaurants. There is also an area to visit past history of how the colonists lived. A... More 

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Woodbury Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love history this place is great to visit for all ages. While the majority of the exhibits are outside, there is a wonderful indoor museum that has air conditioning if your visiting in the summer. The information that is disbursed is very comprehensive, but the employees and well constructed interactive exhibits make it extremely enjoyable.

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Gretna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only drove through this year to see any changes but have done most of the attractions in years past.

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Baltimore, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with my family and we had a lot of fun looking at the Elisabeth II (vessel) and the indian way of living around 1580-1600. It was also very interesting to see the blacksmith and learn about the settlement by the English and their interaction with the Croatan indians. Would recommend that people visit the park and learn about... More 

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Bridgewater, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to come over and visit the Park and the Farmers market on Saturdays 9-12pm. lots to do there ,eating,walking around the harbor and visiting the shops,Also loved the young man playing the Guitar and his music ,he may have been 12 .wow fun all around .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can even try on clothes and armor from the time and era. So much fun to be had and being able to ask questions of the people who dressed in caricature and receive information in accented English gave this excursion a full feeling.

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Thank Angie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty nice arrangement. The living historians were friendly and we all enjoyed learning about the history there. The ship was very good to explore and to see what was used to get to the new world. Great time.

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