NPS Visitor Center Holiday Schedules
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
All National Park Service Visitor Centers within the Outer Banks Group will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on Monday, December 25, 2006. This includes Visitor Centers at Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Cape Hatteras National Seashore, including the Bodie Island Visitor Center, the Hatteras Island Visitor Center and the Ocracoke Island Visitor Center. The NPS Visitor Centers will reopen on Tuesday, December 26, 2006, and will remain open through the remainder of the holiday season. Winter seasonal hours are 9: a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Whalebone Junction Information Center will also close on Monday, December 25, reopens on Tuesday, December 26. The Information Center closes for the winter season after December 31, 2006 and reopens March 1, 2007.
Superintendent Mike Murray stated "My staff and I wish all a very happy and safe holiday season."
Did You Know?
The U.S. Weather Bureau Station on Hatteras Island was built in 1901 and was one of 11 stations built around the country. It is one of only three remaining stations nationwide, and the only one in the nation restored to its 1901 condition. The station was reopened in 2007 to house a visitor center.