• The iconic first flight of the Wright brothers in their 1903 Wright Flyer

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

Fee Free Day at Wright Brothers on January 21 2013

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Date: January 10, 2013
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9000

Wright Brothers National Memorial will be joining national park sites across the country in celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday by waiving entrance fees on January 21, 2013.

Recently Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the National Park Service will waive admission fees on thirteen selected dates through-out 2013.Fee free days will also be offered during National Park Week (April 22 - 26), Great Outdoors Day (June 21), National Public Lands Day (September 28) and the weekend of Veterans Day (November 9 - 11).Additional information can be found on line at http://www.nps.gov.

"Our national parks continue to provide great opportunities for everyone to recreate, reconnect with nature, build a sense of stewardship toward parks and the environment, and to learn more about our great country," stated Superintendent Barclay Trimble.

The staff of Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Cape Hatteras National Seashore encourages everyone to visit one of our nation's premier parks this year, including the parks in your own backyard.Bring your family and friends to Wright Brothers, the site of the first powered flight, and learn more about this great nation's aviation history.Enjoy exploring the nation's first national seashore, and visit the site of the first English settlement.

Entrance fees are not charged at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site or Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

For information on winter hours and available services, please visit the park's websites at www.nps.gov/wrbr, www.nps.gov/caha, and www.nps.gov/fora, or call 252-475-9000.

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Did You Know?

Six Blue Angles jets flying over the monument on top of Kill Devil Hill.

Although the town of Kitty Hawk is always associated with the exploits of the Wright brothers, most of their flying experiments took place about 4 miles to the south on the sands of Kill Devil Hills. The town of Kill Devil Hills, where the memorial is located, was incorporated in 1953.