Island Farm to host Homeschool Day on April 19

Island Farm to host Homeschool Day on April 19

[Courtesy Island Farm]

Spring is the right time to be at Island Farm! Join in for the Farm’s annual Homeschool Day, where families and students will have the opportunity to learn history together through a variety of hands-on activities that draw off of mid-19th century life on the Outer Banks.

Homeschool Day will take place on Wednesday, April 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Island Farm. Students receive a $2 discount on the Farm’s entrance fee for the day. Admission to the site for all other visitors is $10, and those aged 0-3 years old may enter for free.

This year’s theme, “All Work and No Play” will focus on everyday work required on a circa 1847 farm on Roanoke Island. Special activities will include candlemaking, hearth cooking, wagon rides, gardening, and live blacksmithing. Visitors will also learn and participate in the entire process of harvesting, preparing, drying, and making yaupon tea, a popular drink on Antebellum Roanoke Island made from America’s only native and naturally caffeinated plant. Samples will be available for visitors during the event.

A living history site, Island Farm is a tangible glimpse into coastal history, and the realities of life on Roanoke Island in the mid-1800’s. For the 2023 season, Island Farm will be open until early December, Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., where programming and activities will vary throughout the season. The site is located at 1140 N US Highway 64, north of Manteo on Roanoke Island. To learn more, visit or call 252-473-6500