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Roanoke Island Festival Park

1 Festival Park, Across from the Manteo Waterfront, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9396
+1 252-475-1500
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Festival Park, Across from the Manteo Waterfront, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9396
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+1 252-475-1500
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here with our 2 y/o daughter and all had a very fun time. We got there early, probably about half an hour after opening, and we beat the first tour bus there which was nice. The Park seems to get crowded pretty quick so...More

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RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for the kind review! We are happy to hear your group enjoyed the park.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't pass this by, especially if you have kids! Fun, informative, and a cool gift shop. Do wear good walking shoes though!

Thank rebeccalS6462QU
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RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting Rebecca and for taking the time to leave us a review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited April 2018. Interesting movie and historical sites. The employees dressed in period costumes were informative and interesting. Especially great for children.

Thank Warren H
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RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Warren. Thank you for visiting and for the review. We are happy to hear your enjoyed your time with us.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This is a fun and educational stop for history lovers. Museum has great exhibits explaining the early inhabitants of Roanoke Island through colonial times and early America. Great short film from Native perspective-Two Paths. Indian village and early English village outdoor exhibits with volunteers in...More

Thank Lois P
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RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi Lois, Thank you for visiting the park and for the kind review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This might be a cool place but our time here was ruined because it was overrun by multiple school groups of various ages covering every attraction. I think we should have been warned of this when we purchased our ticket. We didn't even get to...More

Thank Dede D
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RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hi Dede, We are sorry to hear about you experience and want to make sure all of our guests are able to comfortably tour the park. We will talk to our staff about informing families about school tour groups. One advantage to touring with school...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We visited Manteo Island as part of a "Carolina Coast" driving tour last April. Even without kids along, we enjoyed our day, which began with a visit to this site. We are history buffs and enjoyed the exhibits here very much. The outdoor exhibits were...More

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RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Ellen! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

There are a lot of activities in the park well worth the visit. It is also enjoyable to walk around the island. So peaceful, beautiful and lovely smell of flowers.

Thank judy775
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RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for stopping by Judy!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Stopped by on a very cold January day. Dint walk around because of the weather but it is a lovely spot.

Thank rmbPennsylvania
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RIFP_OBX, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for visiting! We hope you'll come back and tour the Elizabeth II ship, adventure museum and settlement site when we reopen this spring.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

I was pretty reluctant to spend about $40 on a museum for two adults and two kids- but I am glad my eight year old sold us. Between the outdoor exhibits, the Elizabeth II working replica ship, and the kid-friendly museum we had a great...More

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RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for visiting and for the kind review!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We debated visiting here, and I am very glad that we decided to go. All of the individuals were helpful and interesting; they gave an idea of the life of the past without being totally immersed as reenactors, which I liked. Everyone obviously enjoyed the...More

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RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for the review!

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brunettebaby32
28 March 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!
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CharlieBeee
27 September 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.
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Cheryl F
2 April 2016|
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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.
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