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Get the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Roanoke Island Festival Park?

What is Roanoke Island Festival Park?

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. See The Legend of Two-Path, a mini-movie about the American Indians, Manteo and Wanchese. Experience the new 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.

*Open venues: American Indian Town, Settlement Site and above deck on the Elizabeth II. Check here to learn more about our new procedures to help ensure the safety of visitors and staff.

What is your weather policy?

What is your weather policy?

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.

What are your hours?

What are your hours?

Current Hours 
Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

Summer/Early Fall Hours 
Open 9 am - 5 pm Daily

Fall & Winter Hours 
Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sundays - 12 - 5 pm 

Where are you located?

Where are you located?

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

What are your admission fees?

What are your admission fees?

To ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, the Adventure Museum, Legend of Two Path film and below deck on the Elizabeth II are currently closed. Our ticket prices are reduced to $8 per person and ages 2 and under are free.  

Do you offer group rates and group tours?

Do you offer group rates and group tours?

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.

Do you have a picnic area?

Do you have a picnic area?

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. 

Do you have anywhere to eat on site?

Do you have anywhere to eat on site?

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. 

Are pets allowed in the park?

Are pets allowed in the park?

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. Pets are also not allowed during concerts or special events held at the Pavilion.