Island Farm

1140 N. US Highway 64, Manteo
(252) 473-6500

A living history site, Island Farm interprets daily life on Roanoke Island in the mid-1800s. Visitors feel as if they’ve stepped back more than 150 years as they explore the farm and see interpreters dressed in period attire carrying out the daily activities of the time – tending animals, blacksmithing, hoeing corn, doing laundry, making corn cakes. Hands-on activities and demonstrations may include woodworking, textile work, cooking demonstrations, ox-drawn wagon rides, 19th-century toys and games and farm and garden work. Visitors to this popular Outer Banks activity take self-guided tours of the Etheridge House and Farm, interacting with interpreters along the way. Activities vary daily and by season and are weather dependent. Special events are held in the Spring and Fall such as Sheep Shearing Day, Pumpkin Patches on Saturdays in October, Evening Lantern Tours: Draped in Black in November and Christmas celebrations in December. Standard admission costs $8 per person with children 5 and younger admitted for free. They are open April through November. Note that they're closed on Thanksgiving Day.