Twenty-three years before Jamestown, there was Roanoke Island. The settlement didn’t survive, but the history, adventure and family fun did. Roanoke Island Festival Park is an interactive family attraction that celebrates the first English settlement in America. The centerpiece of the 25-acre island park, across from the Manteo waterfront, is the Elizabeth II, a representation of one of the seven English ships from the Roanoke Voyage of 1585. Climb aboard and help set the sails, plot your course and swab the decks! Also visit the Settlement Site and try a straw and feather beds, woodworking, and games. See the blacksmith fashion his 16th century wares. Explore 400 years of Outer Banks history in the interactive Roanoke Adventure Museum, for all ages. See the Legend of Two-Path film and the American Indian Town and Cultural Education Center. The town features opportunities for guests to learn about the vital and vibrant culture, heritage, and traditions of the American Indians in our region. It includes a wide variety of true-to-scale structures, role-play environments, and places to explore, plant, dance, build and play. Admission charged.
Roanoke Island Festival Park
One Festival Park
Manteo, NC 27954
Follow signs to the town of Manteo. Turn right at the stoplight at Budleigh St. and follow it to the end. Turn left at the stop sign. The road will end at the Tranquil House Inn. Turn right and cross over the short bridge, which will bring you to the site of Roanoke Island Festival Park.
- Admission Charge $: $8 adults/$5 students/Free 5 & Under
- Free Parking
- Gift / Retail Shop
- Group Rate Available
- Handicap Accessible
- Hours of Operation: March 1- Dec 31: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Maximum Seating Capacity: 240 inside
- Meeting / Exhibit Space Sq. Ft: 50 people
- Min # to Qualify for Group Rate: 10
- Motorcoach Parking
- Season of Operation: 10.5 months
- Tour - Guided
- Tour - Self Guided
- Tour Group Greeter