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Roanoke Island Festival Park

Closes in 21 min: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Really fun

Went to the festival today and it was neat to see the people in character . You also get to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lauren A
via mobile
Living History at its Best!

People vie the various trades in period costume and in character. The sea-worthy, full-scale... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Divemasterking
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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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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the festival today and it was neat to see the people in character . You also get to see villagers and learn about them. They have a nice museum to look at and also a ship that you can investigate on the water.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lauren A
Reviewed 11 November 2018

People vie the various trades in period costume and in character. The sea-worthy, full-scale Elizabeth II is not to be missed. Terrific modern museum!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

This historic site ( sound front) has costumed interpreters throughout who are more than happy to interact and answer questions. You have the Indian town, the settlement site and the Elizabeth ll ship. They also have museum that have interactive exhibits. We also walked on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tgft2015
RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for visiting the park and sharing your experience with us!

Reviewed 3 November 2018

This "park" is more of a kids/history museum. The Park includes a replica of the Queen Elizabeth II, a replica of the three ships that brought the original settlers to Roanoke Island. The ship is relatively small, but it was pretty neat to explore its...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for visiting with your family and sharing your experience with us!

Reviewed 29 October 2018

The town is lovely and we enjoyed visiting with the shop owners. The Festival Park is located on the water and is a quaint setting for this village.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank darleneg808
RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

When in Manteo, walk or ride over the bridge and spend a couple of hours learning about the early English Settlement on Roanoke Island. Some of this may be repetitive of what you will learn at The Lost Colony, but there is much more to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank retiree2
RIFestivalPark, Guest Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thank you for visiting the park and sharing your experience with us!

Reviewed 14 October 2018

We were really impressed with this site. The introductory movie was longer than we expected (over 40 minutes) but had a really great story! The interpretive sites of the native village, ship, and colonists settlement were all thought provoking, and the staff were all great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cash A
RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thank you for visiting Cash and for the wonderful review!

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Roanoke Island Festival Park is awesome for several different occasions. Some weddings, concerts, field trips, some exercise, some fish, some just come to see the sights of the old colony days. Some your the ship and it is all amazing. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review Jennifer!

Reviewed 12 October 2018

Went to the Festival Park with my 15 year-old daughter and my senior parents. The employees we interacted with were very friendly and informative. The Park is on the small size but very informative and interactive. There are hands on things to do at various...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mfmc3233
RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thank you for visiting the park Dan! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially your time with our historic interpreters. We will be looking into the sound issue in theater and appreciate your feedback. Take care!

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This was fun to do with my family and the gentleman on the ship gave a lot of information and took time for us to ask questions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cathy H
RIFestivalPark, Public Relations Manager at Roanoke Island Festival Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Hi Cathy. Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the park and on the Elizabeth II!

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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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