6 Wonderful Reasons To Visit Manteo, NC This April

There are oh-so many wonderful reasons to visit our picturesque town and area all year long. But for this month, we are highlighting six noteworthy ones featuring shipwrecks, butterflies, rum, a little mojo and a gracious Easter Brunch. Come join in the fun!A field of red & white tulips with one tulip in the foreground and the others out of focus.

A Day in the Life of Manteo: Saturday, April 6, 2019.
Rum aficionados, mark this day on your calendar. At 10:00 a.m., Outer Banks Distilling will be releasing its limited edition Kill Devil Shipwreck Series aged rum. Each small batch is named for a historical Outer Banks shipwreck and features its own distinctive blend. The downtown Manteo distillery offers tastings and tours and visitors who wish, can purchase bottles of the award-winning rum.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. release
Outer Banks Distilling
510 Budleigh Street, Manteo
252-423-3011

From the distillery, head over to Sir Walter Raleigh Street to Downtown Books, where Kevin Duffus, a well-known North Carolina historian, filmmaker and author, will be presenting two talks on the 1918 rescue of the British tanker Mirlo off the coast of Hattaras. Duffin is the author of several seafaring books, including Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks and The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate. \
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Kevin Duffus talk, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Downtown Books
105 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, NC
252-473-1056

Logo for the band

At 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, White Doe Inn is proud to host Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojo’s Benefit for Dare2Care.The band is a Southern standout, performing a lively mix of blues, zydeco/Cajun, funk and swamp pop.
Dare2Care is a wonderful group that brings awareness and support to Outer Banks veterans. Its inclusive band, The Shredders, will kick off the event. Lachine Cuisine will be on hand serving food and OBX Distilling, 1718 Brewery and Vineyards on the Scuppermong will furnish refreshments,
Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojo’s Benefit for Dare2Care
Saturday, April 6, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
White Doe Inn
Tickets: $25/advance, $30/

A beautiful blocak and orange monarch butterfly.You can visit The Elizabethan Gardens any time during April to enjoy its Butterfly Festival. The magical little creatures will be the prime focus with activities, such as a butterfly painting class.
Butterfly Festival
April 1 – 30, 2019
The Elizabethan Gardens
1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC
252-473-3234

Enjoy a deep-dive into the mysteries of Roanoke Island, April 15-27, with a performance of Ghosts of the Lost Colony. The interactive theater experience explores the history, early colonial exploration and paranormal hotspots around the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
Ghosts of the Lost Colony
April 15-27, 2019
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 9:00 p.m.
$20/ticket
The Lost Colony
1409 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC
252-473-6000

Table of colorful breakfast dishes on white plates and pink flowers outside open French doorsThis year,White Doe Inn will be celebrating Easter with a special holiday brunch on Sunday, April 21. Join us in our elegant dining room and enjoy a delicious multi-course menu featuring springtime dishes and one of our signature breakfast desserts.

April is going to be a great month here! Plan to stay at White Doe Inn and discover the utmost in hospitality and the relaxing ambiance of our luxurious guest rooms, with special features such as double whirlpools, soaking tubs, and oversized spa showers.

Call us today to reserve your room. If you prefer, you can check availability and book your stay online.

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