Roanoke Island Festival Park

1 Festival Park
Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: 252-475-1500
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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 NC 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! 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 history in the Adventure Museum, fun for all ages. See the Legend of Two-Path film and the American Indian Town. The Town features opportunities for guests to learn about the vital and vibrant culture, heritage, and traditions of the American Indians in our region. Enjoy the Fossil Pit, The Museum Store, Outer Banks History Center and marsh-side boardwalks that surround the site. Summer concerts can be heard in our Outdoor Pavilion. The Pavilion Stage is available for wedding and reception rentals and is equipped with theatrical lighting. Inside weather back-up locations are available for your event.

We have some new procedures in place to help ensure the safety of visitors and staff including:

Closing some areas and programs, such as interactive exhibits.
Installing hand sanitizer stations and increasing the frequency of cleaning high touch public areas and restrooms.
Installing protective barriers at ticket sales and information desks.
Our gift shop will be open with limited capacity.

Areas that remain closed include:

Adventure Museum
Legend of Two Path film
Below deck access on the Elizabeth II
Visitors are encouraged to follow the “Three Ws” while visiting the park's various outdoor venues and museum stores as outlined by the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services:

WEAR a cloth face covering
WAIT in line at least six feet away from others
WASH hands frequently or use hand sanitizer.

If you are experiencing symptoms of illness, we ask that you postpone your visit. The park will open June 2 at 9 a.m. and will operate on a Tuesday – Saturday schedule from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $8 per person and ages 2 and under are free. Keep up to date with our plans by visiting our website at or following us on social media. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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