Tickets & Group Tours

General Admission Tickets & Group Tours

General Admission

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the memory of the lost colonists of Roanoke Island. Primary operating funds come from admissions, donations and sales of plants and gifts. We thank you for your support and hope you enjoy our ever-changing tapestry of beauty.

Admission prices are: Adults (18+ years): $10 +tax; Youth (6-17 years): $7 +tax; Children (2-5 years): $3 +tax; Infants (under 2 years): FREE Pet Admission (one pet per owner): $3 (see our dog policy)

For organized tour groups of 20 or more we offer $1.00 off individual admission.

We are closed on Thanksgiving, December 24, 25, 31 January 1 and the month of February.

Tickets for WinterLights (select nights in Nov, Dec & Jan): Adults $11, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Child (5 and under) $6

Group Tours

Tour groups love visiting the beautiful Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island!

Relax yourself and stimulate the senses as your stroll the dapple-shaded paths in The Gardens that lead you to enjoy a myriad of plants, antique statuary and Elizabethan-inspired landscaping elements. This ten-acre garden is open year-round and is the perfect starting point for a full day of sightseeing that will lay the foundation for an outdoor Elizabethan experience like none other. We are located just outside the town of Manteo near Fort Raleigh Historic Site and The Lost Colony outdoor drama.

Admission for groups of twenty or more is only $8.00 each for adults and $5.00 each for students 6-17, plus NC Sales Tax. Two escort/chaperone passes are given for each group of twenty. We can also tailor guided tours for any group with two weeks’ notice at no charge. A 20% deposit is required to reserve an Elizabethan Garden tour guide for your tour.

All group tours must sign a contract acknowledging the date, time of the tour and the tour admission rate for their group. A signed contract between the client (tour group) and The Elizabethan Gardens is the only way to guarantee your group rate and established policies for the time of your visit. Without a signed contract, rates and policies are subject to change.

On-site amenities include drink machines, a gift shop and living souvenirs – a variety of herbs, shrubs, flowering perennials and other plants that were grown especially for you from cuttings taken from the Gardens. Informative signage throughout The Gardens with instructions on using our free mobile audio tour, available to all guests with a cell phone or mobile web-enabled device.

Other amenities include:

  • Tour Bus Parking
  • Vending Machines
  • Handicap Accessible Walkways
  • Picnics on The Great Lawn
  • Gift Shoppe and Plants Sales
  • Workshops & Seasonal Events
  • Picture-Perfect Wedding/Reception
  • Locations
  • Garden Rentals
  • Non-Profit Rates Available
  • Bathrooms
  • Mobile Phone Free Audio Tour

For more information about Group Tours and to set-up a tour of The Gardens, call 252.473.3234.

Click here to download group tour form: 2014-0508 Group Tour Reservation Form.


We are Located at 1411 National Park Drive Manteo, NC 27954 GPS: 35 56.2N 75 42.7w Hours vary seasonally. Visitation is by paid admission. Phone: 252-473-3234.

Visit directions for location information.

Additional Information

Questions about The Gardens? Read our FAQS page.

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Take A Tour An audio & visual tour
of The Elizabethan Gardens


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The Elizabethan Gardens is located adjacent to The Lost Colony's Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Historic Park on Roanoke Island nestled near North Carolina's Outer Banks. The gardens are open year-round, seven days a week except certain holidays.

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