Posts Tagged: Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial Announces Entrance Fee Free Days in 2021

Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills will waive its entrance fee on seven days in 2021. The seven fee-free days for 2021 will be: Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day...

The Wright Brothers' first flight on December 17, 1903 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, photographed by John T. Daniels.

Dec. 17th First Flight Anniversary Virtual Celebration to Include Fireworks

This year’s celebration of the 117th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first powered flight in Kill Devil Hills will include virtual events online and, for the first time, a fireworks show. During the Dec....

The Wright Brothers' first flight on December 17, 1903 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, photographed by John T. Daniels.

Hatteras Lighthouse, Dare County, and First Flight Anniversary Celebrations Announced

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Wright Brothers National Memorial will virtually commemorate three important anniversaries next month. The special events will be available to watch on social media and Dare County’s CURRENTtv. On December 16,...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Sees 37% Increase in October Visitation

Cape Hatteras National Seashore hosted 259,618 visits* last month, up 37.58% from October 2019. This was the second-busiest October on record, trailing only the 288,705 visits recorded in October 2003. Only three times in...

National Park Service Indoor Outer Banks Facilities to Reopen

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and consistent with North Carolina’s “Safer at Home Phase 2.5” executive order, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site,...

National Park Service Outer Banks Facilities to Reopen Aug. 5th

Closed since Sunday, Aug. 2, due to that anticipated impacts of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias, the National Park Service announced today that its facilities on the Outer Banks will reopen on Wednesday, Aug. 5. National...

National Park Service Outer Banks Sites Announce Phased Reopening

The National Park Service announced today details of its first phase of reopening Outer Banks sites, including Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, and...

Wright Brothers Memorial Celebrating 116th First Flight Anniversary December 17

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, the First Flight Society and the National Park Service (NPS) will continue the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 116th anniversary celebration of...

Wright Brothers National Memorial Announces 2020 Fee-Free Days

As Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills prepares for this year’s first flight anniversary celebration event on December 17, 2019, a number of upcoming entrance fee-free days have been announced at the...

Tourism to Outer Banks NPS Sites Creates $255.4 Million in Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,212,924 visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial in 2018 spent $203.1 million in communities near...

115th First Flight Anniversary Celebration Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

No longer a hidden figure in the history of NASA and aviation, Katherine Johnson was inducted into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Society Shrine during the 115th first flight anniversary celebration today, December...

115th First Flight Anniversary Celebration to Honor NASA’s Katherine Johnson

No longer a hidden figure in the history of NASA and aviation, Katherine Johnson will be inducted into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Society Shrine during the 115th first flight anniversary celebration on...

Renovated Wright Brothers Memorial Visitor Center Re-Opens [Video / Photo Gallery]

The grand re-opening of the newly renovated Visitor Center at Wright Brothers National Memorial took place today (Oct. 20), but we attended a special media preview yesterday to see the high tech new exhibits...

Wright Brothers Memorial Visitor Center Reopening Rescheduled for October

The grand reopening event for the Wright Brothers National Memorial visitor center in Kill Devil Hills has postponed due to delays caused by Hurricane Florence. The new reopening date for the National Historic Landmark...

Light Art Concert Event Comes to Wright Brothers Memorial

The National Park Service invites the public to a concert and light art event at Wright Brothers National Memorial on Saturday, September 29, 2018.  Admission to the park grounds will be free from 5pm...

Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center Reopening in September

The National Park Service is excited to announce that the Wright Brothers National Memorial visitor center will reopen on Saturday, September 29. Details for a grand reopening event will be announced later this month. Since...

Wright Brothers National Memorial Updates Entrance Fee to Support Improvements

The National Park Service (NPS) announced recently that Wright Brothers National Memorial will modify its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. Effective June 1,...

114th First Flight Anniversary Celebration Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, the First Flight Society and the National Park Service continued the tradition of honoring the accomplishments of Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 114th anniversary celebration of the first...

Wright Brothers National Memorial Hosting Light Art Show

Swiss Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter will illuminate Wright Brothers Monument as part of his Light Art Grand Tour USA this Sunday, October 1.  This special event is open to the public and admission to...

Celebrate National Aviation Day At Wright Brothers Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial and the First Flight Society invite you to celebrate National Aviation Day on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. The park will be...