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

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

Wright Brothers NM Fee Free Day - June 9

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Date: June 4, 2012
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Wright Brothers National Memorial will be joining other national park sites across the country in celebrating "Great Outdoors Day" by waiving admission fees on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

Early this year, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the National Park Service will waive admission fees on select dates through-out 2012.Additional fee free days will be National Public Lands Day, September 29, and to honor our veterans, the weekend of November 10-12.Additional information can be found on line at http://www.nps.gov.

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.

While entrance fees at Wright Brothers National Memorial will be waived for passengers in both private and commercial vehicles, recreation "user fees" such as permit fees, camping fees and lighthouse tour fees are not waived.Entrance fees are not charged at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site or Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

For more information on park programs and activities, please visit the park's websites at www.nps.gov/wrbr, www.nps.gov/fora, and www.nps.gov/caha, or call 252-473-2111.

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.