Wright Brothers National Memorial

On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made history when they launched the first powered flight. At the Wright Brothers National Memorial, you can walk the line of this record-breaking flight and learn about the brothers' remarkable accomplishment. The park recreates the historic Kitty Hawk camp, bringing the past to life through a series of reconstructed buildings and exceptional historic photos. Come any time of year — the memorial is the perfect base camp for a vacation in North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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Things To Do Near Wright Brothers National Memorial

The Wright Brothers National Memorial brings the famous story of the first flight to life. Start your trip at the visitor center, where you can learn about the brothers' experiments and find out how their "soaring machines" evolved over time. Then head out to the trail network to see the Wright brothers' camp, the location of the first flight, and the glider hill. Nearby, the town of Kitty Hawk is your gateway to the beaches and wilderness areas of the beautiful Outer Banks.

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How To Get To Wright Brothers National Memorial

The Wright Brothers National Memorial is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, just off US-150. If you're coming from the north, take US-158 South from Barco or Elizabeth City. From the south, take US-64 or US-264 to Manteo, and head north on US-158 near Nags Head. The park is open year-round and only closes on Christmas Day.


1000 North Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Fee: Entry Fee (per adult age 16+) $10.0

Fee: Entry Fee (per child ages 15 and younger) $0

The Wright Brothers National Memorial brings the remarkable history of flight to life. With its unique setup, it can keep kids and adults engaged for hours. Extend your time in the wild, windy Outer Banks by visiting the memorial in an RV and camping at one of the beautiful local campgrounds.