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Island Farm

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Fun with little kids

This is a fun place to visit with my small children each year. Go early before its too hot in the... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Special Trip to the Past

This was my second time to Island Farm. On this occasion I went with my Grandma (80), my husband... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Stevi V
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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...more
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1140 US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9140
+1 252-473-6500
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a fun place to visit with my small children each year. Go early before its too hot in the summer months! The kids love playing the games in the yard, and of course feeding the chickens. They enjoy the tour of the house...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We visit farms and historic sites fairly often and were excited to visit this farm, but it was a bit underwhelming. We were able to interact with a few chickens, but the two oxen and a handful of sheep were off in corners where we...More

1  Thank jwinner5
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This was my second time to Island Farm. On this occasion I went with my Grandma (80), my husband (40) and my two kids (4 and 1) and WE ALL had the best time!!! This is for any age and we loved every part of...More

2  Thank Stevi V
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The Etheridge farm has survived through the many stages of Manteo, and exists today through the efforts of a family's legacy and caring volunteers. From coast to coast the purpose of farms is to grow and/or produce products while usually providing a home for the...More

Thank gogogirlsouthland1
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to indulge my 12 year old daughter. It was a great indulgence. The living history was some of the best we have ever experienced. The people were highly informative, helpful, fun, and encouraging. We were able to experience many activities like hand...More

Thank 347LifeTraveler
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We have been here twice and have not been disappointed. It is an amazing place to visit and learn about history. The original house and farm circa 1847 are a wonderful living history museum for you and your family to explore. The staff are knowledgeable...More

Thank Catherine T
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I took my 2-year-old to the Sheep Shearing day this past April. We had such a great time. The volunteers were wonderful considering what a hot day it was. We rode in the ox cart and watched the entire process of shearing a sheep, washing...More

Thank nativeOBXer
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This small working farm takes you back in time. Great care and detail has gone into recreating this family farm. There are several buildings including the main house, kitchen, working forge, outhouse, kitchen garden, tool barn, and more. We were warmly welcomed by everyone!!!!! They...More

1  Thank Carri S
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I spent a week in the outer banks. My wife read a review online about the farm. We decided the kids would like it for the hands on and we would like it for the history. We arrived about an hour after...More

Thank wiggum77
Reviewed 6 November 2016

So Impressed. NICE people, and everywhere you look - complete perfection. Loved the ox cart ride and the inside of the buildings. Enjoyed feeding the chickens too! Could've spent hours and hours there. Wish I'd had time to go to the evening lantern tours.

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22 July 2016|
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Response from Go567289 | Reviewed this property |
Search the web - also grab information from your hotel or home agent. We got calendars and everything about events going on while we are here.
Gloria H
29 December 2014|
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Response from vmheights | Reviewed this property |
According to the pamphlet we picked up, while we were there in Sept., they closed on Nov. 29th.
Gloria H
29 December 2014|
Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
We visited Island Farm in the early summer and I really don't recall the hours of operation. I think the best source would be to call or e-mail Island Farm Administration directly. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Bill B.