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Island Farm

#12 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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Stepping back in time has never been so fun.

This small working farm takes you back in time. Great care and detail has gone into recreating this... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Carri S
Greensboro, North Carolina
Great day trip

My family and I spent a week in the outer banks. My wife read a review online about the farm. We... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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1140 US Highway 64, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9140
+1 252-473-6500
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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 31 August 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
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This place is like taking a step back in time. The reenactors all dressed in period clothing going about their daily chores which included cooking corn cakes and farm raised eggs. We were even able to taste some of it which was nice. We got...More

1  Thank Hilda D
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Great history, great for young & old, great people working there. Highly recommended if u like this kind of things, 7 year old really enjoyed it too.

1  Thank paoutdoorguy
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Real nice historic locale to visit. love the ox cart rides. kids love running the grounds as they have a large open area. i really enjoyed the history of the house. doesn't take real long to go thru and they don't take debit cards but...More

1  Thank Kelly H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How do we find out what activities are going on on a particular day? We will be in the Outer Banks next week. We have done the aquarium several times, and we might like to try this ouot.
22 July 2016|
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Response from JM1776 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that they have a website and phone number, using either or both might help if you look them up.
Gloria H
yes I would like to know about Island Farm. Is it open this Thurs, Fri or Sat (I have visitors coming)? What are the fees to get in? thanks
29 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.
Gloria H
are you open New Years Day, or Fri and Sat after (this weekend coming up) What is the fees? Have visitors coming and I live in Hertford so too far to go if you are not open. Thanks
29 December 2014|
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.