• Wilbur and Orville Wright: their names carved into the Wright Brothers Monument.

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

People

The story of Orville and Wilbur Wright involves much more than the two brothers. They came from a large and supportive family, they were inspired by others working on flying machines at the time, and they had the help of the local Outer Banks residents during their experiments and actual flights. Orville and Wilbur’s history is not complete without the stories of all the others whose lives touched theirs.

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Early Indian Dugout Canoe, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, which commemorates the first English attempt at colonizing the New World, is located only a few miles southwest of Wright Brothers National Memorial. More...