Nearby Attractions

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, located on Roanoke Island about 17 miles southwest of Wright Brothers National 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.

Center: A grass-covered earthen fort surrounded by trees. Top: A family of four reading a map and looking at the woods around them. Bottom: A black monument with the words "The Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke Island 1862-1867"
Explore the rich history of Roanoke Island by visiting Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras National Seashore begins roughly 10 miles south of the memorial. Stretching southward for 70 miles, these narrow, sandy islands provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities.

Waves flow against a peaceful beach at sunset with the top of a lighthouse seen in the distance.
Beach view at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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Last updated: October 7, 2021

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Wright Brothers National Memorial
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954


252 473-2111

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