Plan Your Visit
Twenty-three years before Jamestown, there was Roanoke Island. The settlement didn’t survive, but the history, adventure and family fun did. Today, Roanoke Island Festival Park examines the history and adventure of America’s first English settlers with several venues including the representative 16th century sailing ship the Elizabeth II; American Indian Town ; a Settlement Site; Museum; Museum Store and more!
Admission InformationInformation on tickets and hours of operation.
The Elizabeth IIA representation of one of the seven English ships from the Roanoke Voyage of 1585. Climb aboard and help set the sails, plot your course and swab the decks!
Settlement SiteLive the life of a 16th century settler. Try a straw and feather beds, woodworking, and games. See the blacksmith fashion his 16th century wares.
Roanoke Adventure MuseumExplore 400 years of Outer Banks history in the interactive museum, fun for all ages!
Legend of Two-PathA 45 minute docu-drama about the American Indians.
American Indian Town and Cultural Education CenterFeaturing opportunities for guests to learn about the vital and vibrant culture, heritage, and traditions of the American Indians in our region. It also includes a wide variety of true-to-scale structures, role-play environments, and places to explore, plant, dance, build and play.
Art GalleryEnjoy the on-site Art Gallery, with monthly changing exhibits. Talented local, state and regional artists working in a variety of mediums and styles participate in solo and group shows.
Museum StoreBooks, gifts, music, specialty foods, jewelry, nautical items, educational toys and more!
Performing ArtsFrom mesmerizing musicians to amazing magicians, and delightful dancers to soulful singers, a variety of performances are scheduled year round at Roanoke Island Festival Park.
Outer Banks History CenterA regional archives and research library administered by the NC State Archives, Department of Cultural resources. Its holdings document the history, development and growth of the North Carolina coast.
NatureStroll our boardwalks through marshes and maritime forest. View our award-winning shoreline restoration project.
Roanoke Island Maritime Museumand the George Washington Creef working boathouse offers a look at local and regional maritime heritage through displayed watercraft, exhibits, restoration projects, and traditional skills workshops. Just a block away
Roanoke Marshes LighthouseThe Outer Banks newest lighthouse is also it’s smallest. Instead of a brick beacon towering over a barrier-island beach, this lighthouse is more akin to a lightkeeper’s house perched over the water. Just a block away, next to the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum.
For more information, call (252) 475-1500 or email FestivalParkInformation@ncdcr.gov.