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Part of the earthwork visible in the woods of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Part of the earthwork visible in the woods of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, located on Roanoke Island about 17 miles southwest of the memorial, may be reached via US 64/264. This is the site of England's unsuccessful first attempt to colonize the North American continent. Sir Walter Raleigh's settlement disappeared shortly after its establishment and is known as the Lost Colony.



 
Replicas of the Wright brothers' 1902 glider and 1903 flyer
Replicas of the Wright brothers' 1902 glider and 1903 flyer

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Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial is where Wilbur and Orville Wright made history by being the first people to fly an airplane. Before they succeeded, they conducted flight experiments here for years. The memorial, located about 10 miles north of the northern entrance of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, commemorates their achievement.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Mailing Address:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:

(252) 475-9000

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