Located on the north end of Roanoke Island, Island Farm is a living history farm centered on the original Etheridge family property, once part of a 1,500-acre tract. Island Farm is alive with fields in production, animals working and live demonstrations going on throughout the day. In addition to an original farmhouse built in 1847 (one of the oldest on the island), you’ll find an array of outbuildings with continuous programming, experienced educators and new demonstrations each day, including blacksmithing, hearth cooking, weaving, antique toys and games and much more. Traditional Outer Bankers farmed and fished, they managed their land, raised families and animals and subsisted well in an environment famous for its harsh and unforgiving conditions. Island Farm provides a window to this life by providing real experiences for visitors. There are many opportunities to learn by doing on Island Farm, and your experience is sure to be rich, memorable and one you’ll want to repeat. Admission is $8 per person. Children 5 and younger are admitted for free; inquire about group rates for 15 or more visitors. Island Farm is open Tuesday through Friday from April through November, with special Saturday events throughout the season. Check their website for workshops, music and special events.
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