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“Great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Island Farm

Island Farm
Ranked #11 of 39 things to do in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Experience life as it was before the Civil War. Join interpreters dressed in period attire as they carry out the daily activities of a Roanoke Island farm in the 1850s. Hands-on activities and demonstrations: Woodworking, cooking, blacksmithing, children's games and ox-drawn wagon rides are just a few activities offered. Activities vary daily. Open seasonally from April to November - Tuesday through Friday - 10am until 4pm. Special Events held through out the season.
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Where we live we have something similar, but at the same time it's completely different. The people were very friendly and nice. Love the chickens and the ox, Charlie. My son loved the ox pulled hay ride & feeding the chickens.

Visited July 2014
3 Thank Jeremy-Adrienne T
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English first
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Kids had fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

I personally thought this place was only ok, but I give it a better rating because the rest of the family had a great time. The kids loved chasing the chickens and swinging on the swing. Charlie gave us a cool ride around the farm. I was disappointed to find out there are not any cooking demonstrations in the summer due to heat. That is understandable but still a bummer. My husband liked the history aspect. The old-time games were fun. I'll rate this place good, but you will have to decide for yourself. It depends on what you personally like. They loved it. I thought it was just ok.

3 Thank SuperBun
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Decided to go there because the reviews on trip advisor were so high, but wasn't sure how it would work out. There were a lot of neat and interesting things to learn. It is a self guided tour so if you are not inclined to ask questions then you may find it boring. Our group challenged the kids who ranged in age from 7-17 to ask as many questions as possible and made a game out of it. Kids loved it and adults did too. Megan was very knowledgeable and helpful and seemed to appreciate the questions.

3 Thank Teresa H
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Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Interesting and Fun for the Family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

The Island farm takes you and your family on a journey of what it would have been like when the settlers first arrived on Roanoke Island. You can tour an old farm house, chicken coup, see farm animals up close, and watch as farm workers do their daily tasks. It reminds me of Williamsburg but on a much smaller scale. The Island Farm is located in a very serene and quite location and gives you that southern charm feeling. Very interesting and fun for all age groups!

Visited June 2014
3 Thank meganf43
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good for the kids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Wasn't much there but kids loved the ride with the ox pulling the cart. The old house and slave cabins were interesting for adults but rather boring for the kids.

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Donna H
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