Visit the Outer Banks History Center

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Contact Information

Phone: (252) 473-2655
Fax: (252) 473-1483

Staff List and Contact Information 

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 250
Manteo, NC 27954 


Physical Location

1 Festival Park Boulevard
Manteo, NC 27954 

GPS Coordinates

GPS: N 35 54.703 0' W 0750 39.979'



The Outer Banks History Center is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., excluding state holidays. Researchers are encouraged to call ahead as the History Center occasionally closes due to exigencies of weather.

The History Center Gallery is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. concurrent with the operating hours for Roanoke Island Festival Park. On weekends and holidays, enter the Gallery through Festival Park's Arrival Center.



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The Outer Banks History Center is closed on official state holidays, which are:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)
  • Christmas (usually December 24-26)




The Outer Banks History Center is located across from the Manteo waterfront within the Roanoke Island Festival Park complex and is accessible from Highway 64/264. 


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