Manteo is a charming charismatic waterfront community full of history and culture. Part of Roanoke Island, this town is most famous for being home to both the Lost Colony that arrived from England in 1587 and The Lost Colony outdoor drama which is the nation’s longest running outdoor drama to date. The town is bordered by the Shallowbag Bay and the Roanoke and Croatan Sounds.
Things To Do In Manteo
From adventuring around Downtown Manteo and looking at all the different shops on the waterfront or learning more about the history of Roanoke Island, there’s something for everyone to do. Visit the North Carolina Aquarium and learn more about animals that are native to Roanoke Island, the Outer Banks, and North Carolina has a whole. Go back in time to Roanoke Island Festival Park to see what life was like for tradesmen and mercenary soldiers in 1585 or see how the town has evolved from what is was in the 1850’s at Island Farm.
There are hidden treasures here – from local favorites like TL’s Country Kitchen to upscale restaurants like 1587 or Avenue Waterfront Grille, you can’t go wrong dining around town.