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Roanoke Island Festival Park

Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-475-1506
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History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and costumed-sixteenth-century characters.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Downtown Manteo, Roanoke Island, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-475-1506
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the highlights at Festival Park is the Elizabeth II. It is a replica ship where you can explore and talk to the re-enactors on the boat to learn more. It is small in the ship with low headroom. The people on the ship...More

Thank jenniferbT7848CG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with other family members, all adults. The exhibits at the park had a lot of good information about Native American life on the island before Europeans settling, as well as what life was like on the island for the English. The ship was...More

Thank ARI924
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my husband and 13 year old daughter. Not too crowded, very interesting 'in character' interactive discussion at the old village. Cool recreations of what the village gardens would have looked like, grown and how they were tended. Don't miss the 'pirate attack' on...More

Thank 31heidi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended the 3 tribute bands concert event on Saturday. The bands were more than awesome! Someone did a good job when they booked these bands. Three generations of our family were there together and really enjoyed it (rocked out). The place was spotless, the...More

Thank dsrbubba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The three tribute bands were fantastic. The whole venue was great. The park workers and facilities were spotless. A great event. Hat's off to " It's all Gravy" and " Mosquito Solutions".

Thank 504temple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hand on musuem and very knowledgeable staff. The boat is very nice and the staff is great. We really enjoyed our visit

Thank Michaela B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good exploration of the island history. The film in the theater was very good and my daughter wanted to buy it. A good story of the 3 chiefs of the island. The Elizabeth II is moored off the shore and is a functioning replica...More

2  Thank dguern1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'll bet this place shines and sparked when there's an event. Today there wasn't anything, so it was very laid back. I liked the waterfront entertainment area.

Thank ValerieinVB
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The park takes you back in time to the Lost Colony of Roanoke, when there were Native Americans living on Roanoke Island. They have a replica of one of the ships that brought the English colonists across the Atlantic, as well as a re-enactment village...More

1  Thank Janet S
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you want to get to know the history of the area & the first settlers this is a great place to visit

Thank Soossaan
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29 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!
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.