The Unique Village In North Carolina Where Time Stands Still

Nowhere in the Outer Banks is life in the 1800s quite as obvious than at the living history homestead of the Etheridge Family, among the original settlers of Roanoke Island in 1757. Now owned and operated by a non-profit organization, the old homestead, now called Island Farm, is open seasonally (April to November) for all to experience what life was like in the way back when in the Outer Banks.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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