Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo

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3.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
Roanoke Island Festival Park is located in Manteo. Put Roanoke Island Festival Park into our Manteo holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Manteo.
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  • This is a superbly designed and maintained history park, with lots of hands-on activities for kids. It has a full-scale replica of The Elizabeth sailing ship, Indian villages, and settler homes, with ...  read more »
  • Watched the Blacksmith make a nail mosquitos were having lunch on me. it was on the muggy side and looked like it might rain. We kinda had to move along. Stopped in the Gift Shop like most prices were...  read more »
  • There are 4 areas to see. A ship, an early settler life display, an Indian long house and a movie about the history of the area surrounding Manteo. Takes about 2 hours and that includes the 40 minute ...  read more »
  • It was very hot, and my son was tired. He complained the whole way there (we accidentally parked in town and had to take the bridge across--there is ample parking at the park itself). However, once we got there, he had no complaints but the heat. The Elizabeth II is not the largest ship we've ever visited, but it is full scale, and our son had to take two trips below deck to turn the anchor wheel. He was fascinated by the long houses and American Indian technology, and sat to listen to several of the folk tales. The blacksmith was working in the English camp while we were there, and we got to take a nail home as a souvenir. The museum inside was well done, with several interactive portions, and air conditioned. Was disappointed the gift shop was closed while we were there, but it was a well-spent morning.
  • I have only explored the park after hours and walked along the docks, but the docks are really nice and it is a really relaxing walk. The rocking chairs outside are really nice and a great place to rest. I can't speak to the buildings that are in the area because they were not open the day I went, but it looks like a really nice area!
  • Small, but fun and informative. Well worth the small.admission. Looks like a great place to see a concert too , with their oceanfront stage.
  • Be sure to check out the Indian village and the real working sailing ship that they have docked there. The museum is one of the best on the cape. Get your tickets to the Lost Colony right next door practically and then spend a few hours here. They do close at 5 pm - but your tickets are good for two days, which is convenient.
  • We LOVED the interactive nature of this museum and outdoor features. It is a fantastic family activity! We highly recommend!!!
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