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Island Farm

#14 of 38 things to do in Manteo Features Animals
1140 US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9140
+1 252-473-6500
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Historical Highlight

We stopped here to indulge my 12 year old daughter. It was a great indulgence. The living history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
347LifeTraveler
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Apopka, Florida
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Educational Fun

We have been here twice and have not been disappointed. It is an amazing place to visit and learn... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
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Experience life as it was before the Civil War. Join interpreters dressed in period attire as they carry out the daily activities of a Roanoke Island farm in the 1850s. Hands-on activities and demonstrations: Woodworking, cooking, blacksmithing, children's games and ox-drawn wagon rides are just a few activities offered. Activities vary daily. Open seasonally from April to November - Tuesday through Friday - 10am until 4pm. Special Events held through out the season.
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1140 US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9140
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to indulge my 12 year old daughter. It was a great indulgence. The living history was some of the best we have ever experienced. The people were highly informative, helpful, fun, and encouraging. We were able to experience many activities like hand...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We have been here twice and have not been disappointed. It is an amazing place to visit and learn about history. The original house and farm circa 1847 are a wonderful living history museum for you and your family to explore. The staff are knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

I took my 2-year-old to the Sheep Shearing day this past April. We had such a great time. The volunteers were wonderful considering what a hot day it was. We rode in the ox cart and watched the entire process of shearing a sheep, washing...More

Thank nativeOBXer
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This small working farm takes you back in time. Great care and detail has gone into recreating this family farm. There are several buildings including the main house, kitchen, working forge, outhouse, kitchen garden, tool barn, and more. We were warmly welcomed by everyone!!!!! They...More

Thank Carri S
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I spent a week in the outer banks. My wife read a review online about the farm. We decided the kids would like it for the hands on and we would like it for the history. We arrived about an hour after...More

Thank wiggum77
Reviewed 7 November 2016

So Impressed. NICE people, and everywhere you look - complete perfection. Loved the ox cart ride and the inside of the buildings. Enjoyed feeding the chickens too! Could've spent hours and hours there. Wish I'd had time to go to the evening lantern tours.

Thank KingsportPamela
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Nice walking tour of house and other farm buildings. We really enjoyed talking to the lady in the cook house who gave us a lot of information on the farm, family and life at that time. Great learning experience for kids.

Thank William A
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We took our grandson (4 years old) to the Island Farm. We really enjoyed it - enjoyed the wagon ride with the Ox and how things where done in the colonial days. People were dressed in period clothing, doing things that they did back then....More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a charming little attraction on Roanoke Island, that let's you step back in time and see what life was like on a farm. The docents are reenactors and very helpful. This is a great place to visit, for the peaceful nature of the...More

1  Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wonderful staff providing rides with the steer pulling a cart. Great for children but I found it very interesting as well. If you come at the right time of year, you can watch the sheep shearing.

1  Thank lucidotravel
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grammie2006
22 July 2016|
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Search the web - also grab information from your hotel or home agent. We got calendars and everything about events going on while we are here.
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Gloria H
30 December 2014|
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Response from vmheights | Reviewed this property |
According to the pamphlet we picked up, while we were there in Sept., they closed on Nov. 29th.
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Gloria H
30 December 2014|
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Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
We visited Island Farm in the early summer and I really don't recall the hours of operation. I think the best source would be to call or e-mail Island Farm Administration directly. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Bill B.
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