• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

National Public Lands Day - September 28

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Date: September 24, 2013
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034

Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced today that on Saturday, September 28, 2013, Wright Brothers National Memorial will celebrate National Public Lands Day by offering free admission to park visitors.

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the largest, hands-on volunteer effort in the United States designed to improve and enhance public lands for all Americans to enjoy.NPLD is supported by several Federal land management agencies and is supported nationally and locally by agency partner organizations.To learn more about National Public Lands Day you can visit their website at www.publiclandsday.org.

The staff at Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore encourage the park's friends, neighbors and visitors to get reacquainted with their local national parks on National Public Lands Day.Entrance fees for passengers in both private and commercial vehicles will be waived at Wright Brothers National Memorial on September 28, 2013, while recreation "user fees" such as camping fees and lighthouse climbing fees are not covered under this waiver.

For general information on visiting the Outer Banks Group parks, please visit the park's websites at www.nps.gov/wrbr, www.nps.gov/caha, and www.nps.gov/fora, Twitter@CapeHatterasNPS, @WrightBrosNPS, @FortRaleighNPS; or by calling 252-473-2111.

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Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.