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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Outer Banks Group Administrative Offices and Fort Raleigh Visitor Center Temporarily Closed

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Date: December 14, 2009
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

In preparation for a major renovation of National Park Service administrative facilities at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, the Outer Banks Group Administrative offices and the Fort Raleigh NHS Visitor Center will be temporarily closed December 14, 2009 through December 17, 2009.

The Line Item Construction project to renovate the aging office complex and visitor center, built in mid 1960s during the “Mission 66” era, begins in January 2010.  All offices and the visitor center will be moved to a temporary office site located east of the current offices and visitor center.  There will be sporadic office phone service/coverage and no internet email capabilities during the move, which is expected to be completed and office services resume by December 18, 2009.  The construction project for the entire complex is expected to take two years. 

Did You Know?

A navigational chart showing Cape Hatteras and Diamond Shoals

When the Home sank on Diamond Shoals off of Cape Hatteras in 1837, there were only two life jackets for all 130 people on board. Ninety people died. Congress passed the Steamboat Act the next year, requiring all vessels to carry one life jacket per passenger.