The North Carolina Coast Sights

Roanoke Island Festival Park

  • 1 Festival Park, off Budleigh St. Map It
  • Manteo
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

This multi-functional attraction sits on the waterfront in Manteo. Costumed interpreters conduct tours of the 69-foot ship, Elizabeth II, a representation of a 16th-century vessel, but you can also help them set the sails, plot a course, and swab the decks. The 25-acre state park is home to a Maritime Museum, the interactive Roanoke Adventure Museum, representing 400 years of local history, and the Outer Banks History Center, containing regional archives and other research material. There's also a re-created 16th-century settlement site, a Native American exhibit, a fossil pit, plays and concerts at indoor and outdoor venues, arts-and-crafts exhibitions, a gift shop, and special programs.

Sight Information


1 Festival Park, off Budleigh St., Manteo, North Carolina, 27954, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10 good for two consecutive days
  • Mar.–Dec., daily 9–5

Published 07/23/2015


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