Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo

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Roanoke Island Festival Park Reviews
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  • The costumed staff of the ship and of the settlement are well-informed and engaging. We were there in off-season, and seemed to have the whole place to ourselves. I enjoyed the approach the interprete...  more »
  • This is well worth the time. The price of admission is very reasonable, and there is plenty of parking. The Avenue, a restaurant, is nearby for lunch. Take time to talk to the reenactors, they are ver...  more »
  • Beautiful place surrounded by water. Full moon while there. Nice park and restrooms. Great place for a stroll.  more »
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  • History comes alive at Roanoke Island Festival Park! My kids love to come here and pretend to be settlers in the 1600s. Very good inside and outside exhibits with living history actors displaying period-appropriate activities. My girls played dice games for over an hour with Randall the deckhand onboard the Elizabeth II moored at the dock. Exhibits also include a soldier and working blacksmith shop, an Indian village complete with longhouse, and a period-correct garden with local plants. Definitely worth a visit!
  • This was a good informative place. The actors and employees made it great. The blacksmith and woodshop area was my favorite as I got to keep a freshly made old style nail, got to see how old lathes used to work and was even put into a pillory and taught some things about punishment in the olden days. We've enjoyed our trip to many and it was definitely our highlight.
  • Great spot for a fun day of history and exploring! The self-guided museum was a big hit with the kids as well as the all of the living history exhibits outdoors. Wonderful staff that made the whole place come alive.
  • More than we expected to do here. Lots of colonial style demonstrations and room for the kids to move and blow off steam. Be sure to check out the QE2. Way better value than the aquarium.
  • This is one of my favorite places, anytime of the year... fall, spring& winter ...when there is no visitors...Summer time of course awesome just busier.. but not to the point of being to crowded, It is one of the prettiest places I can think of, from the beautiful waterlands, and canals , (which you can kayak or boat on..) to the majestic pines and nature trails that go around the park in its entirety, and that's not even including the amphitheater which host, concerts, plays, orchestra music and the annual Blue grass festival every Sept. To just name a few.. then of course you have the beautiful music playing gently in the background as you wander to the museum and by the way, a great place to go of course AND" the kid's will love you ,is the true to time period Boat, The Elizabethan II, that is moored there to go on, so watch the kid's as the cannons are fired and the pirates in true to era clothing, have fun entertaining the lit" and 'Big kids" lol.. there's the Indian village over nearby and the area where kids can look for sharks teeth , or perhaps find a fossil if lucky.. so yes , summer time downtown waterfront at the Festival park is a great place to visit ,for young and old.. as for me.. I'l wait for the crowds to thin, and enjoy just as much.. I'd highly recommend visiting, it is Well worth the time and a chance to have a reprieve off the beach and just enjoy all the history the Great Outer Banks of NC has to offer....have fun, and if your strolling around don't forget to stop, smell the flowers ,take a big breath, feel the cool breeze off the water, and enjoy the time and beauty of it all"..☆

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