Manteo Historic Walking Tour


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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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Go beyond the beaches and see how Manteo is one of the country’s most historic—and mysterious—places. Following your local guide, you’ll hear all about the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke, how pirates (like Blackbeard) lived and pillaged right here, the Underground Railroad, and more. In just one short excursion, you’ll traverse 400+ years of history at its wildest.


Get a guided look at the Historic Waterfront of Old Manteo and beyond
Learn all about the hidden histories of Manteo, from Andy Griffith to astronauts
Get access to a local guide for tips, recommendations, and more
Travel in the comfort and safety of a group, led by a local


The original Manteo Walking Tour is back! Join Manteo's retired Police Chief for an evening sroll through the Historic Waterfront of Old Manteo. We will explore 400+ years of living history as he shares with guests an entertaining mix of the many "firsts", lore, tales & history that make Dare County "The Land of Beginnings". The Chief highlights stories from The Lost Colony, Pirates, The Underground Railroad, The Wright Brothers, and the modern era. Colorfully, he shares personal stories of the real Mayberry, USA that inspired the classic TV series "The Andy Griffith Show". He shares his relationship with several celebrities and many space heroes who have made Manteo such a unique and special place to visit. This highly acclaimed tour has been featured on PBS show "NC Weekend". "The Sheffield Star" newspaper in the UK had this to say about this tour, "The historical significance of this small island in America is truly astonishing. It's a Must See when you are in the states!"


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Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.