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.
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.