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Island Farm sets opening date for 2021 season

Island Farm will open for its 2021 season on Tuesday, April 6. A living history farmstead, Island Farm interprets the life of early Outer Bankers from the mid-1800s, when just over 400 people inhabited Roanoke Island.

On opening day, visitors can expect live blacksmithing, self-guided house tours, cooking demonstrations and plenty of farm animals to see. Younger guests will find a large offering of toys and games, including hoop and stick, quoits and tug of war.

Island Farm stated it “continues its safety practices and extensive cleaning protocols to ensure staff and visitor safety.”

Admission to the site is $8 and children 3 and under are admitted for free. Island Farm will be open April through November, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Programming and activities will vary throughout the season. The farmstead is located at 1140 N US Highway 64, north of Manteo on Roanoke Island.

For more information, visit www.obcinc.org, email islandfarm@obcinc.org or call 252-473-6500.

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