"Festival Park - Adventure Museum" Roanoke Island Things to Do Tip by grandmaR
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This is called an Adventure Museum because the displays are set up for participation. You can dress in Elizabethan costume and learn how 16th-century sailors navigated their ships. There are exhibits on an Outer Banks Life-saving Station - much-needed in the early 1900s, when more than 1,000 ships wrecked in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. You can (as I did) "See if you could make your living in a traditional manner on the Outer Banks by “hunting” ducks in our sink box blind (The ducks are up above in the rafters - They had a laser target which told whether you had a hit and I didn't do too badly), or shop around an early 1900s era general store." There was also a life size model of the Roanoke Marshes Light.
They have special summer programs for kids from mid June to mid August.
Admission is for Elizabeth II sailing vessel, the Settlement Site, the Roanoke Adventure Museum, The Legend of Two Path film, the History Garden, and daily scheduled programs
Admission stickers are honored for two consecutive days to allow visitors unhurried enjoyment of all the attractions.
2005 Admission Prices
Student (6-17) $5
Child (5 & under) Free
Directions: From Washington, DC / Richmond, VA:
Follow I-64 through the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (a busy route on weekends) to Great Bridge, VA. Go south on VA-168 to US-158 East at Barco, NC. Follow US-158 to the Outer Banks.
Phone: (252) 475-1506 (calendar)
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