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Roanoke Island Festival Park

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Experience a new adventure in an old-world at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This 25-acre historic site allows guests of all ages to experience first hand what life was like for the first English settlers in 1585. Historic costumed interpreters are...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 Festival Park, Across from the Manteo Waterfront, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9396
+1 252-475-1500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were really impressed with this site. The introductory movie was longer than we expected (over 40 minutes) but had a really great story! The interpretive sites of the native village, ship, and colonists settlement were all thought provoking, and the staff were all great...More

Thank Cash A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Roanoke Island Festival Park is awesome for several different occasions. Some weddings, concerts, field trips, some exercise, some fish, some just come to see the sights of the old colony days. Some your the ship and it is all amazing. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to the Festival Park with my 15 year-old daughter and my senior parents. The employees we interacted with were very friendly and informative. The Park is on the small size but very informative and interactive. There are hands on things to do at various...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was fun to do with my family and the gentleman on the ship gave a lot of information and took time for us to ask questions.

Thank Cathy H
RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Cathy. Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the park and on the Elizabeth II!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn’t read too much about this park before coming and we were sooo impressed when we got here. The employees throughout the park were dressed in period clothing and were very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions we had about almost anything regarding...More

Thank Andrea I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The outdoor portion of the park has a recreation of the early settlement with a few actors that will teach you about it. The blacksmith was cool and all the actors were very friendly and informative. The information available about the Indians in the area...More

Thank Kayla M
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We had extra time on our hands and decided to visit. We are glad we did! Great educational visit and make sure to attend one of the film viewings in the amphitheater (They star about every hour). Note- This is not the location of the...More

Thank Alvin C
RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting. We are glad you joined us!

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Bike through the town of Manteo and across the foot bridge to Festival Park. Surrounded by waterfront boardwalks, it offers great views of the inter-coastal waterway separating Roanoke Island from the Outer Banks.

Thank Cindy M
RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thank you for visiting Cindy! If you've never been, stop by and tour the inside of the park and learn more about the first English settlement in America.

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time interacting with all the staff at the settlement sites. They were very informed and funny. Enjoyed all that I met there. It’s not a big place which is a plus on a hot day. Plenty of shady areas too. Visiting...More

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RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thank you for the review Renee! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed August 8, 2018

This was very educational and fun with interpreters that were well versed in the life and history of local settlers. They provide various demonstrations throughout the day. It includes a tour of a functional recreation of a sailing ship used to cross the Atlantic. While...More

Thank jsteg2015
RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you for visiting and for the great review!

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March 28, 2017|
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Response from Cherylsj757 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes! Lots of things to look at there. And there are places to sit along the way if you get tired. There are also a lot of exhibits which are interactive. Enjoy your day!
September 26, 2016|
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Response from thecottews | Reviewed this property |
Almost everything is outside. It is fairly small, so you can probably still do everything.
Cheryl F
April 2, 2016|
Response from RIFestivalPark | Property representative |
Hi Cheryl! Yes, your ticket includes a self-guided tour of the Elizabeth II ship, our interactive museum, American Indian town and the settlement site. Guests are also welcomed to visit our piers and our outdoor pavilion.