Island Farm

Island Farm


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - April 1 - Nov. 28
  • Hours - Wed. - Sat. 10 am - 4 pm


  • 1140 US Highway 64

    Manteo,   NC   27954

  • Mailing Address -

    PO Box 970

    Manteo,   NC   27954


Embrace the pace. Explore Island Farm, a living history site interpreting daily life on Roanoke Island in the mid-1800s. Living on the bounty of the surrounding waters while working the land to feed their families, islanders were independent and enterprising.

One such family prospered here, tracing its beginnings on Roanoke Island to 1757, when Adam Etheridge leased 1,5000 acres on the North End to farm and to range his livestock. In 1783, Adam’s son Jesse bought 150 acres of this same land. It forms the core of today’s Island Farm, which the family owned for over 200 years, until the non-profit Outer Banks Conservationists acquired it in 1997. Adam Etheridge, who built the house that is the heart of Island Farm today, was the fourth generation of Etheridge’s to live on this island. Today, Roanoke Island is home to an eleventh generation.

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1140 US Highway 64
Manteo NC 27954


Latitude: 35° 55' 43.7046" / Longitude: -75° 41' 14.7258"

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