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Roanoke Island Festival Park is an interactive family attraction that celebrates the first English settlement in America. Visitors board and explore the park’s centerpiece, a representational ship, Elizabeth II. Climb aboard and help costumed 16th century sailors. Try traditional woodworking, play Elizabethan games, and watch the blacksmith at the Settlement Site. Discover 400 years of Outer Banks history in the interactive Roanoke Adventure Museum. Experience the American Indian Town exhibit that includes a wide variety of true-to-scale structures, role-play environments, and places to explore, plant, dance, build and play. The Museum Store offers historically themed gift merchandise and much more. Enjoy the Fossil Pit full of treasures, and the marsh-side Boardwalks that surround the site.


In the event of lightening or heavy winds, the outdoor venues will close until it is safe to have visitors in these areas again. If you are not able to board the ship or visit our outside venues due to weather, you will have the opportunity to come back later that day.

Current Hours 

Open March 15 - December 31, 2021 (closed some holidays)
Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

We are located on Roanoke Island in Downtown Manteo, across from the waterfront. Our address is 1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954.

Our ticket prices are $11 for adults, $8 for youth ages 3-17, and children 2 and under are free. Admission includes access to the Adventure Museum, above deck on the Elizabeth II, American Indian Town, and the Settlement Site. 

We offer group rates for 10 or more paying visitors who book in advance and provide consolidated payment. If you are bringing a tour group, it is required that you book your visit in advance so that you receive a tour specifically planned with your tour group in mind. See our group tour section for additional information.

We have picnic tables in a shaded area towards the end of our parking lot. The picnic area is located across from the Museum Store. 

We only have vending machines and specialty snacks available in our Museum Store. However, multiple restaurants are within walking distance. Click here to see a list of nearby restaurants. 

Pets are allowed in the parking area paths, along the boardwalk and Pavilion lawn with a leash. We do not allow pets in any of our ticketed and indoor venues. Animals are not allowed in visitor centers, museums or historic structures, unless the animal qualifies as a service animal under federal or State law. Pets are also not allowed during concerts or special events held at the Pavilion. 

Masks are optional. Masks are encouraged for unvaccinated and high-risk individuals. For your safety, high touch points are cleaned throughout the day and hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the park for guests to use.