• Sunday, July 4th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Take a step back in time to the Outer Banks of the mid-1800s, and celebrate Independence Day in a historical fashion, with a visit to The Island Farm. Located in the heart of Manteo, The Island Farm is a unique attraction that takes visitors on a tour of what life was like for island residents more than 150 years ago. Featuring a wealth of historic homes with period artifacts, live farm animals, and costumed interpreters who explain what life was like for these original locals, The Island Farm is both an educational and utterly fascinating attraction for visitors of all ages.

On July 4, the fun at the farm is even greater, thanks to a collection of Independence Day-themed events and activities that will be available in addition to all the daily attractions. Visitors can ring in the holiday with a picnic lunch on the yard, see a commemorative musket-firing and reading of the Declaration of Independence, and participate in all sorts of American fun and games. A great outing for patriotic visitors both young and old, this special Independence Day event will be a memorable part of any Outer Banks vacation, where the rich history of the area truly comes to life.