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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Outer Banks NPS Visitor Centers’ Hours Adjusted for Fall Season

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Date: August 31, 2006
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111

The Outer Banks Group of the National Park Service announces that the hours for the visitor centers at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for the fall season starting on Tuesday, September 5, 2006. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse hours will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through October 9th.

The children’s Junior Ranger program will continue through the off-season at each site. Check at any park visitor center to get a Junior Ranger booklet. Flight Room talks will be provided at Wright Brothers National Memorial. Programs at Fort Raleigh and Cape Hatteras will be posted as the respective park visitor centers.

The National Park Service would like to thank all volunteers who helped staff visitor centers and provide summer programs, including two community volunteer groups: the Cape Hatteras Bird Club and Cape Hatteras Anglers Club.

Did You Know?

This artist's rendering shows the U.S.S. Monitor foundering in a storm off of Cape Hatteras in December 1862.

The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.