Evening Lantern Tours: Draped in Black; Victorian Death Rituals

Island Farm, Manteo
(252) 473-6500

Let Island Farm show you a darker side of the Victorian era. Their annual Evening Lantern Tours explore the death rituals and traditions that accompanied loss and mourning during the mid-19th Century. Once night sets in on Roanoke Island, you’re transported back in time to the home of a grieving widow. Learn her story and the bygone ways that families dealt with loved ones’ deaths. Make your way to the farm’s family graveyard as the costumed interpreters share stories around the lantern’s glow. This annual event takes place on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. during the first two weekends in November.