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

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

Fee Free Day

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Date: June 15, 2011
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

 

Wright Brothers National Memorial will be joining other national park sites across the country in celebrating the first day of summer by waiving admission fees on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

Early this year, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the National Park Service will waive admission fees on seventeen selected dates throughout 2011. The remaining fee free days will be National Public Lands Day (September 24), and the weekend of Veterans Day (November 11-13).

Did You Know?

Orville Wright at Kill Devil Hill in 1911.

On October 24, 1911, at Kitty Hawk, NC, Orville Wright established a new world soaring record in a 50 mile-per-hour wind of nine minutes and forty-five seconds. This remained a world’s record for 10 years.