May 05, 2017
Honoring the 154th Anniversary of the Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony
Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac invites community members and visitors alike to visit the First Light of Freedom Memorial in the plaza at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Visitor Center to self-reflect on the importance and meaning of this safe haven. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site was listed as a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site in 2002.
April 14, 2017
Visit Your Park During National Park Week April 15-23, 2017
National Park Week is April 15 to 23, 2017. National Park Week is an annual national celebration of people, parks, trails, heritage areas, national trails and rivers, seashores, historic sites, beautiful landscapes, and so many more remarkable places! The National Park Service encourages everyone to find their own connection to the vast network of public lands and places that protect and preserve our natural and cultural history.
March 13, 2017
The Outer Banks Group Drew More Than Three Million Visits in 2016
National parks within the Outer Banks Group recorded 3,162,854 visits in 2016, the National Park Service’s centennial year.
January 06, 2017
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Visitor Services Closed Due to Winter Storm
In anticipation of a winter storm event, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will close all visitor services at 5:00 pm today and will remain closed through Saturday, January 7.
December 21, 2016
Volunteer January 16 on MLK Day of Service
On January 16, join National Park Service staff at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site to volunteer on Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service. Meet park staff at the visitor center at 1500 Fort Raleigh Road in Manteo to help with the removal of vegetation along the site’s roadways from 10 am to 12 pm.
October 11, 2016
Outer Banks Group visitor services and facilities begin to reopen
Visitor services and facilities at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will reopen at 1:00 pm today. Most trails within the park remain closed.
October 06, 2016
Majority of National Park Service Visitor Services on the Outer Banks Remain Open Today
Given the current predictions for the track of Hurricane Matthew, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and much of Cape Hatteras National Seashore will remain open today. Due to the continued Hyde County mandatory visitor evacuation of Ocracoke Island, National Park Service (NPS) visitor services on Ocracoke will remain closed today.
October 04, 2016
Outer Banks Group Prepares for Hurricane Matthew
The Outer Banks Group is closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Matthew. As of 8:00 am today, regional forecasts show that Hurricane Matthew is projected to approach and impact the Outer Banks at the end of this week. Park staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial are currently preparing for potential storm impacts.
September 04, 2016
Outer Banks Group Facilities Reopening after Tropical Storm Hermine
National Park Service facilities on the Outer Banks are reopening after closure from Tropical Storm Hermine.
September 03, 2016
Outer Banks Group to Begin Reopening of Facilities and Services on September 4
Facilities and services at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial will begin to reopen Sunday, September 4, post Tropical Storm Hermine.
September 02, 2016
Outer Banks Group to Temporarily Suspend Visitor Services Ahead of Tropical Storm Hermine
Due to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Hermine, visitor services and facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial, will be temporarily suspended.
September 01, 2016
Outer Banks Group Launches Second Year of Every Kid in a Park Pass
The Outer Banks Group, which includes Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial, encourages all fourth graders to visit these national parks this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program.
September 01, 2016
Outer Banks Group Preparing for Tropical Storm Hermine
Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to impact Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial tomorrow evening through Saturday evening. Regional forecasts show that the storm could produce tropical storm force winds and five to ten inches of rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding and persistent flooding of roadways, parking areas, and campgrounds. Other impacts associated with this tropical storm are strong rip currents, beach erosion, downed trees, and scattered power outages.
August 24, 2016
National Park Service Centennial Volunteer Challenge Coin
It's the centennial year for the National Park Service and the agency invites people of all ages to discover the national parks in their community through volunteerism. Volunteers who contribute 201.6 hours of service between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016 can earn a Centennial Volunteer Challenge Coin. Will you accept this volunteer challenge?
August 23, 2016
Save the Date! September 24 is National Public Lands Day
Join National Park Service staff on Saturday, September 24 at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (1500 Fort Raleigh Road, Manteo, NC) to contribute to the volunteer efforts. Meet park staff at the visitor center and assist with the removal of vegetation along the site’s roadway and trails from 9-11 am.