• Wright Brothers National Memorial

    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?

First passenger flight 1908, credit: Library of Congress

The world’s first passenger flight took place at Kitty Hawk on May 14, 1908. Wilbur Wright flew the plane and Charles Furnas, a mechanic, was the passenger. Orville and Furnas then made a flight together of over 2 miles.