Roanoke Island Festival Park opens Adventure Museum and traveling exhibit gallery

Published 6:17 am Monday, September 14, 2020

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Roanoke Island Festival Park partially opened its Adventure Museum and traveling exhibit gallery to the public Sept. 8 following Governor Cooper’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions for museums, aquariums and historic sites in Phase 2.5.

The park was able to open its outdoor venues June 2 and looks forward to expanding its educational opportunities with the partial opening of its Adventure Museum and traveling exhibit Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective.

The Adventure Museum features over 400 years of Outer Banks history from the Roanoke voyages to today’s fishing and tourism industries. Guests can also tour the park’s latest traveling exhibit in the ticket sales gallery. Photography by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective features a portion of Morton’s work that highlights his love for North Carolina’s people, scenery and history. The exhibit is on loan from the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is free to the public.

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Areas that remain closed include the “Legend of Two Path” film and below deck access on the Elizabeth II.

RIFP isitors are encouraged to follow the “Three Ws” while visiting the park’s venues and museum stores as outlined by the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services:

  • WEAR a cloth face mask
  • WAIT in line at least six feet away from others
  • WASH hands frequently or use hand sanitizer

For more information, visit or call 252-475-1500.



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