Things to Do in Manteo, NC: Museums

Significant parts of Manteo’s and the Outer Banks’ histories are preserved and showcased for the public to discover at the museums on Roanoke Island. Through exhibits, displays, models, artifacts, historic sites and interactive things to do in Manteo, NC, facts and details about the Outer Banks’ colonies, abolitionist activities, nautical heritage, aquatic and coastal ecosystems and more are brought to life. 

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Museums in Manteo, NC
374 Airport Road, Manteo
(252) 475-2300
(800) 832-3474 x4

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is one of the most popular attractions on the Outer Banks. With 213 species of animals, including otters, sand tiger sharks and jellyfish to see, the aquarium is a wondrous place to explore. Yes, it's perfect for a rainy day, but you will also appreciate the cool, quiet environment when you've had enough of the sun. Just stepping... read more

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is one of the most popular attractions on... read more

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Museums in Manteo, NC
1 Festival Park, across from the Manteo Waterfront, Manteo
(252) 475-1500

Experience a new adventure in an old world at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This 25-acre historic site allows guests of all ages to experience first-hand what life was like for the first English settlers in 1585. Historic costumed interpreters are featured through Indian Town, the Settlement Site and the Elizabeth II ship to show and tell how the first settlers lived worked and played on... read more

Experience a new adventure in an old world at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This 25-acre... read more