Located across from the Manteo waterfront within the Roanoke Island Festival Park complex, The Outer Banks History Center is a regional archives and research library administered by the North Carolina State Archives (Department of Cultural Resources) with the mission of collecting and preserving the history and culture of the North Carolina coast. Collections include personal and organizational papers; books; photographs; periodicals and newspapers; maps (1584+) and drawings; public records on microfilm; oral histories and other audio and video recordings; ephemera; and original works of art. Exhibits are presented in the History Center Gallery throughout the year on topics as varied as the history of the region itself.
Location: Roanoke Island Festival complex
Hours: Reading Room open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays, except state holidays, and the gallery is open 7 days a week with hours changing seasonally.
Contact Information Route 400, Ice Plant Island P.O. Box 250 Manteo, NC 27954 (252) 473-2655 Website