Things to Do in Manteo, NC: Town Information & Visitor Centers

Roanoke Island is divided into the towns of Manteo – a thriving small town with a lovely waterfront – and Wanchese – a thriving fishing village. Checking out the local attractions is an awesome avenue for learning about this island’s compelling history and culture. The local tourist bureau offers a huge visitor center on Roanoke Island, and several attractions have visitor materials and town information. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service operates its northeastern North Carolina visitors center on Roanoke Island as well. For interactive things to do in Manteo, NC, look into the various tours offered around the downtown, or for Roanoke Island things to do, check out the happenings on the water or wildlife refuges. That said, the best way to get a feel for these places is to hang out with the people who live here. Check out the shops, dine in the local restaurants and be sure to attend the festivals and events as they occur. In Wanchese, head to the marina and docks where commercial fishermen bring in their catches fresh each day. 

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Visitor Centers 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