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“A look back in Time”
Review of Island Farm

Island Farm
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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 - Tuesday through Friday - 10am until 4pm. Special Events held through out the season.
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Authentic, great history and above all educational. Two rescued wild horses on property which you cannot get very close to, but great to see them running and jumping. The Farm is wonderful, the day we were there they were cooking figs, the chickens were running around, and the sheep were sleeping.

The restored home on property is great... the visitor house where you enter plan on spending a few minutes there to read about the Etheridge family, which corresponds with a lot of the history of the entire region for a few hundred years I think.

Thank JimK46haywood
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"feed the chickens"
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"hay ride"
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"the main house"
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"sheep shearing"
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"cart ride"
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"period clothing"
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"original house"
in 2 reviews
"living history museum"
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"kitchen garden"
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"daily chores"
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"any age"
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"the outer banks"
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great piece of history, lots of good information and restoration amazing. Must see this living history farm with oxen, horses, sheep and chickens.

Thank JIFE2013
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We were vacationing in Nags Head and decided to take a day trip to Island Farm-- so worth the $6/person admission. They let you touch everything, go into every building, climb every ladder into loft space.. the kids had a ball! We enjoyed the ox-cart ride, feeding the chickens, playing lawn games, touring the house and the nearby cemetary, and climbing into the lofts of various buildings. We touched all the beds, opened doors and drawers, looked under beds-- not much is off limits. My daughter even got to wear a provided bonnet and apron all day, and my son wore a canvas vest and carried a replica gun around. The big swing was such a hit we're thinking of putting one in our own backyard. Go there and support a privately owned AWESOME old-time farm!

1  Thank Happy2GetawayNow
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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!

Thank Kirsten B
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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!

1  Thank Britt P
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