Administered by The Roanoke Island Commission on behalf of
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources and in cooperation with
The North Carolina Department of Transportation
MANTEO, NC 27954
(252) 475-1500

Welcome to the Roanoke Voyages Corridor!

Whether you visit the island's historic sites, attend cultural events, or simply run to the grocery store, an excursion along US 64's Roanoke Voyages Corridor offers a pleasant drive, walk, or bike ride along this shady thoroughfare.

The Roanoke Voyages Corridor was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1982 as part of the 400th Anniversary Celebration of English beginnings on Roanoke Island.  More than 1,000 trees were planted as a living memorial.

Historic Sites along the Roanoke Voyages Corridor

Crisscrossing the length and breadth of Roanoke Island and linked by three bridges, the Corridor is a North Carolina Scenic Byway connecting these local, state, and national sites of cultural and historical significance:

  • The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama at Waterside Theatre
  • The Elizabethan Gardens
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
  • The Freedmen's Colony on the National Underground Railroad
  • North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
  • Freedmen's Colony Memorial Garden
  • Island Farm
  • US Lifesaving Station's Pea Island Cookhouse at Collins Park
  • Andrew Cartwright AME Zion Park
  • Roanoke Island Maritime Museum
  • George Washington Creef Memorial Park
  • Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
  • Alpheus Drinkwater US Weather Bureau Tower
  • Sea and Sounds Gallery of the Dare County Arts Council
  • Roanoke Island Festival Park, Homeport of the Elizabeth II
  • Roanoke Island Festival Park Outdoor Pavilion, Film Theatre, Adventure Museum, and Art Gallery
  • North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Performance Festival
  • Manteo Rain Garden Park
  • Roanoke Island Welcome Center, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

Information for Residents and Businesses on the Roanoke Voyages Corridor

Administered by the Roanoke Island Commission in cooperation with the NC Department of Cultural Resources and the NC Department of Transportation, the Corridor also provides coordinated oversight and regulation of four impacts that affect the greenway: signs, curb cuts, utilities, and trees. Those who own or rent property along US 64 are encouraged to call the Corridor Administrator for any questions about how these state regulations affect your property.

The mission of the Roanoke Island Commission is to involve residents and visitors of all ages in a creative and stimulating exploration of Roanoke Island's historical, cultural and natural resources and to effect and encourage restoration, preservation, and enhancement of the appearance and aesthetic quality of the US 64 and US 64 Bypass through Roanoke Island.