Visit to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo

Roanoke Island Festival Park is a very interesting place to visit. I took my youngest daughter & one of my grandsons in 2010; at the time they were 9 & 4 years old.

AfteRoanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo, NC Ceremonial Dance Circler paying, you follow paths through the park. You will encounter various things to explore. There is a lot to do. You walk through an area called American Indian Town. Among the things you will find here are walk through replicas of American Indian homes & a ceremon
ial dance circle.

Roanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo, NC interactive 1

There are interactive exhibits. There is an area where children can explore activities such as rope making & basket weaving.

 

Roanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo, NC carving boat

At the time of our visit, there was an exhibit where children could help carve a canoe type boat using shells. From my understanding they will be using this boat even when it is completed. Cool that children can help make a part of an exhibit.

 

Children can explore Elizabeth II, a boat built to replicate one of the seven English merchant ships from the Roanoke Voyage in 1585. The ship offers lots of hands on for kids.
Roanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo, NC ship 1Roanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo, NC ship threeRoanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo, NC ship 2

After exploring the ship, continue on to explore the settlement site. This area represents a settlement of 1585.Roanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo, NC playing skittles

Roanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo, NC wearing armor

See note about armor

Roanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo, NC heavy armor

Just a note: the kids said the armor is heavy 🙂                                          

 

The kids can enjoy activities such as playing a game from the era (the game was skittles when we were there), see the blacksmith, watch woodworking and try on armor.

Interactive & hands on area.

 

Roanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo, NC museum photo op

 

Playing Checkers at Store

Playing Checkers at Store

 

You can then explore the Roanoke Adventure Museum.

 

Roanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo, NC museum duck hunting

 
This is a really neat Roanoke Island Festival Park – Manteo, NC museum dress upplace for kids filled with many hands on &
interactive things to see and do!

 

Before leaving,  kids can dig in the fossil pit to search for fossils.

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