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Island Farm

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Address: 1140 N US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: +1 252-473-6500
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Experience life as it was before the Civil War. Join interpreters dressed...

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 - Tuesday through Friday - 10am until 4pm. Special Events held through out the season.

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Private Manteo Gem

We were headed to the aquarium - and it was beyond full so we went to the Island Farm instead. We were pleasantly surprised at this place! We were greeted by the friendliest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were headed to the aquarium - and it was beyond full so we went to the Island Farm instead. We were pleasantly surprised at this place! We were greeted by the friendliest person and everyone through out the farm were so so so kind and informational! Our toddler daughter and teen niece both enjoyed this adventure today. Please take... More 

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

I took my children to the Island Farm, their ages range from teenagers to a toddler and there was something for all of them to enjoy. From feeding the chickens, collecting eggs from the hen house, taking a carriage ride pulled by an ox named Charlie and children's games. The staff was very knowledgeable, making an educational visit extremely fun... More 

1 Thank Jill D
Corning, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is pretty interesting. It is quite small, but neat to see a how a homestead operated many years ago. The people who take care of the property and educate the visitors are great. Very friendly and always willing to talk.

2 Thank Michael R
Manteo, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Island Farm is steeped with the history of the Outer Banks area. You will get to see how they lived.

3 Thank darkside4me
Ballston Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was awesome. They all stay in character, have live chickens, cows, split wood, the works! If you go, make sure you visit the main house and play the old fashioned kid games - grace was the most fun. The cooking house makes little corn cakes from scratch and they will let you try some if you ask. Also,... More 

3 Thank Ian R
Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Great place to have your kids learn a little history and have fun. People are great and are willing to take time with the kids. I am looking forward to go back just to see my kids reactions again

4 Thank Justin9977
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on our way back from other attractions and so happy we did. This was our daughter's favorite stop - and something for the whole family to enjoy. Especially liked the hay ride with Charlie the ox! Exceptionally nice people running the place.

4 Thank Andrew Z
Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We spent about an hour at the Island Farm. Cost was about $8 per person. They did Ox hay rides. It was interesting to hear the people who are re-enacting the period.

2 Thank DiverM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The kids and adults loved it. We stopped for a bit to play some old fashioned games with a staff member on the lawn. The kids loved feeding the chickens and the woman who was working in the cookhouse was especially interesting.

3 Thank Beachcomber909
Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

A great place to visit with couples, families and school groups. The history of Roanoke Island came alive with the interpreters in costume as they demonstrated and explained their part in the life of the farm. The buildings were either original to the farm and restored or built to fit the time and filled with plenty of period pieces. No... More 

3 Thank JM1776

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