Visit Island Farm, a living history site that tells the story of the everyday Outer Bankers that lived on Roanoke Island in the 1850s. Here, an island family experienced the impacts of the Civil War, performed harrowing rescues as members of the US Life-Saving Service, and assisted the Wright Brothers in their dream of achieving powered flight, all while feeding chickens, fishing the sounds, and growing corn for grinding at the windmill.
Hours and Admission Info
Hours of Operation
Open Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Children ages 3 and under can enter for free. Admission fee includes NC sales tax.
Admission tickets available for purchase at the Farm. Online sales not available at this time.
Group rates are available.
70% of admission fee is deductible as a charitable contribution.
Visit the Farm!
On any given day at Island Farm, our staff is telling the real story of the hardscrabble life of Roanoke Islanders who first settled here – after the Lost Colony, and before the Civil War and the Wright Brothers’ first flight.
You’ll find unique programs every day, live demonstrations including blacksmithing, traditional agricultural, food preparation, hearth cooking, weaving and spinning wool, feeding the animals, and so much more! This is hands-on history – don’t miss it!
History of Island Farm
Events & Programs
With a party of 15 paying guests or more, your group may qualify for our special rate of $8 per person (this rate includes sales tax). To qualify, for this rate, arrangements must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Prior to your group’s visit, each person in the group must sign a liability statement.
*Group rates apply only to nonprofit groups, professionally guided tours, and school field trips/groups.
Student Field Trips
Island Farm welcomes large school groups. We have special programs tailored to school groups and their needs; programs are professionally developed and align with North Carolina state standards for education.
How to Find Us
Island Farm is located at 1140 N Us Hwy 64 on Roanoke Island, just north of the town of Manteo.
Give our Visitors Center a call with any questions you might have!