Parking lot at WRBR

Parking lot during a busy day

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Wright Brothers National Memorial is located at mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

North (From Norfolk, VA)
Follow I-95 South to Richmond, Virginia. Take I-64 East toward Norfolk/ Virginia Beach, Virginia. Take I-64 or I-664 to Chesapeake, Virginia. From I-64, take Exit 291B to Route 168, the Chesapeake Expressway*. Once in North Carolina, Route 168 turns into US 158 East. Follow US 158 through Kitty Hawk to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

* - Chesapeake Expressway is a toll road.

West (From Rocky Mount, NC)
Via I-95 into North Carolina. Take US 64 East toward Rocky Mount. Follow US 64 east through Williamston and Plymouth. From Plymouth, continue east to Nags Head and the junction of US 158 through Nags Head to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

South (From Florence, SC)
Coming from South Carolina, take I-95 to Wilson, North Carolina. Take US 264 East through Greenville and Washington. From Washington, take State Route 30 to Plymouth, and follow US 64 East to Nags Head. Continue on US 158 through Nags Head to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.


Here is the street address and GPS coordinates for the visitor center.

Location Street Address Decimal Degrees Degrees Minutes Seconds
Visitor Center 1000 North Croatan Highway
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
36° 1' 13.9506",
75° 40' 2.9742"
Plane landing at First Flight Airstrip

Plane landing at First Flight Airstrip

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Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is 100 miles away and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is 200 miles away. Commercial airline service flies into both airports.

The Dare County Regional Airport (MQI) services private aircraft.

First Flight Airstrip, located at the memorial, is available for air travelers. Use is limited to daylight hours.

Public transportation
Public bus transportation is not available in the area. Visitors access the memorial via personal vehicle, local taxi service, or small personal planes.
Map of the memorial grounds

Grounds of Wright Brothers National Memorial

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Map of the Outer Banks

Regional map of the Outer Banks

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