August 30, 2017
Outer Banks Group Visitor Services and Facilities Reopening After Temporary Closure
All visitor services and facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial are reopening at normal hours on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.
August 29, 2017
Outer Banks Group to Temporarily Suspend Visitor Services Ahead of Potential Tropical Storm Conditions
Due to potential tropical storm conditions, all visitor services and facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial will be temporarily suspended starting at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.
August 28, 2017
Outer Banks Group Preparing for Severe Weather Event
Weather forecasts indicate that there is a high likelihood that Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten may bring sustained tropical storm force winds and heavy rainfall to Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore), Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial this evening and tomorrow.
August 01, 2017
Celebrate National Aviation Day at Wright Brothers National Memorial
Wright Brothers National Memorial and the First Flight Society invite you to celebrate National Aviation Day on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The park will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and entrance fees will be waived for the event. The opening ceremony will begin at 9:45 am at the large covered tent south of the temporary visitor center. This special event will provide opportunities to explore aviation from the time the Wright brothers first took flight through modern aviation and space exploration today.
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.
April 10, 2017
National Park Week Volunteer Event on April 20 at Wright Brothers National Memorial
On April 20, join National Park Service staff at Wright Brothers National Memorial to volunteer during National Park Week. Help us paint the pilot’s booth from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Enter through the entrance station and let the attendant know you'll be participating in the volunteer event.
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
Wright Brothers National Memorial Closing Due to Winter Storm
In anticipation of a winter storm event, Wright Brothers National Memorial will close at 5:00 pm today and will remain closed through Saturday, January 7.
December 08, 2016
Wright Brothers’ First Flight Achievement Celebrated on December 17, 2016
On Saturday, December 17, 2016, the National Park Service is pleased to be partnering with the First Flight Society to celebrate the 113th anniversary of the first powered flight, the centennial of U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation, and the centennial of the National Park Service. The anniversary event will take place at Wright Brothers National Memorial and entrance fees to the park will be waived for the day.
November 16, 2016
Wright Brothers National Memorial to Offer Free Admission on 10 Days in 2017
There are 10 more reasons to enjoy Wright Brothers National Memorial in 2017. The park will offer free admission on 10 days in 2017.
October 18, 2016
Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center to Undergo Rehabilitation Project
Starting this November, the historic Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center will undergo a rehabilitation project to preserve and restore its existing architecturally significant features and to rehabilitate its mechanical and electrical systems. A temporary visitor center will be available for visitors during the rehabilitation.
October 11, 2016
Outer Banks Group visitor services and facilities begin to reopen
Visitor services and facilities at Wright Brothers National Memorial have reopened. There is still standing water on some road sections in the park. Visitors should use caution when driving through these areas.
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 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?