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

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

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Superintendent Barclay Trimble

Park Superintendent Barclay Trimble

Welcome to the National Park Service Outer Banks Group - Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial!

There is much here for you to enjoy as you discover the unique natural, cultural, and recreational opportunities offered, preserved, and protected by the National Park Service on North Carolina's Outer Banks.

The national park sites on the Outer Banks are great places to become acquainted with the human events representative of the finest that this country has to offer - the dedication of the U.S. Lifesaving Service, the courage of early English colonists, and the inspiration and commitment of two young brothers from Ohio. Our parks provide a window through which to glimpse and touch the fabric of our national heritage.

Whether it's active recreation, immersion into the natural world, or intellectual stimulation that you seek, National Park Service Rangers are here to assist you in having an enjoyable and safe experience. We look forward to seeing you out in the parks!

Barclay Trimble
Superintendent

Did You Know?

The glider with Big Kill Devil Hill in 1902

In 1902, the Wrights made 250 glides in just two days and tallied more than 1,000 glides in one month. From the hills, they perfected the art of soaring and control of the aircraft.