Posts Tagged: Wright Brothers National Memorial

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...

NPS Outer Banks Group Tourism Creates $247.6 Million In Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,162,855 visitors to to the Outer Banks Group of national park sites in 2016 spent $197.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported...

National Park Service Honors Outer Banks Group Volunteers

During National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, the National Park Service celebrates the volunteers that work at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. This past year, these...

Visit Your Outer Banks Parks During National Park Week April 15-23

National Park Week is April 15 to 23, an annual national celebration of people, parks, trails, heritage areas, national trails and rivers, seashores, historic sites, beautiful landscapes, and so many more remarkable places, including three...

Outer Banks National Parks Drew More Than 3 Million Visits In 2016

The National Park Service has announced that its local parks within the Outer Banks Group recorded a total of 3,162,854 visits in 2016, which was celebrated as the Park Service’s centennial anniversary year since...