Elizabeth II Lights Up Manteo Waterfront for Christmas

Posted By on December 10, 2013

Elizabeth II, the 16th century ship whose home port is at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, is ablaze with Christmas lights for the first time ever this holiday season, giving the downtown waterfront new color.

The Elizabeth II is all lit up for Christmas 2013 at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, NC. (photo by Lisa Griggs)

The Elizabeth II is all lit up for Christmas 2013 at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, NC. (photo by Lisa Griggs)

Don’t miss the exhibit ‘Elizabeth II – 30 Years of History’, which tells the story of the construction of the ship, from framing to launching. Also included in the exhibit are photos of the building of the ship, blueprints of the Elizabeth II, and various artifacts pertaining to the ship.

You can also watch the film that tells the story of the building of the ship and offers interviews with the shipbuilders.

Letters and drawings that children have written after visiting the ship are also on display.

The exhibit will continue through December 31 and is free and open to the public.

The Elizabeth II attraction is open daily (except Dec 24-26) from 9am to 5pm at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.

The Elizabeth II is all lit up for Christmas 2013 at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, NC. (photo by Lisa Griggs)

_______________________________

Like us on Facebook!

Posted by Matt Artz

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *