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What to Do at Roanoke Island Festival Park

What to Do at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Looking for a fun day out in the Outer Banks that the entire family will enjoy?

Check out Roanoke Island Festival Park!

The past comes alive at this 25-acre historic site, which celebrates the first-ever English settlement in North America.

Visitors to this beloved Outer Banks attraction can learn what life was like for the earliest settlers on Roanoke Island in 1585.

Roanoke Island Festival Park main attractions

Enjoy four distinct attractions spread out among maritime forests, lowlands and wetlands. There’s so much to discover at each attraction, whether you’re sailing on the Elizabeth II, learning about Native American culture at American Indian town, hearing settlers’ tales at the Settlement Site or exploring the Adventure Museum.

Antique ship Elixabeth II in Roanoke IslandThere’s so much to do here! You can:

  • Be an astronomer for the day and site a star with an astrolabe
  • Hear a sailor’s stories of a fascinating New World
  • Test your nautical skills by hoisting the sails of a Spritsail skiff
  • Explore an Algonquian longhouse
  • Experience duck hunting
  • Watch “The Legend of Two-Path,” an original docu-drama presenting a Native American perspective on the Roanoke settlement
  • Shop for souvenirs at the museum store

Visit before May 31 and get $1 off admission with a printable coupon.

Remember, your admission is valid for two consecutive days at the park, so why not make it a fun, history-filled weekend?

After a great day at the Roanoke Island Festival Park, rest your head at the Island House Bed & Breakfast. You’re sure to enjoy our comfortable antique-filled rooms and warm hospitality!

Give us a call at 252-473-5619 today to learn more about booking your stay with us.

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Top 5 Things to Do on Roanoke Island

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