Take a Walk Back in Time

By Amelia Boldaji

Celebrate the past this summer at Roanoke Island Festival Park, where the fun never ends! Start your journey inside their state of the art Adventure Museum where you can enjoy a variety of hands-on activities that paint a picture of what life was like for early 16th-century explorers and help you learn more about all the other rich traditions that have shaped coastal North Carolina ever since.

Then head outdoors to mingle with costumed interpreters who breathe life into traditional Algonquian culture at American Indian Town, the military encampment-styled Settlement Site and the bustling decks of the representative 16th-century sailing vessel, the Elizabeth II. Time it right, and you can round your day off with a seasonal children’s show performance or an outdoor concert at their gorgeous soundside pavilion, as you enjoy everything Roanoke Island has to offer — both then and now. 

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Roanoke Island Festival Park

1 Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954

(252) 475-1500





About the Author Amelia Boldaji
After growing up on the Outer Banks, Amelia Boldaji received her MFA from Hollins University and did her doctoral work in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah. She lived or traveled on four other continents before returning to the Outer Banks with her partner, two dogs and plenty of books.