The Outer Banks is not only a great vacation destination, but also a place where history was made that has dramatically impacted present day life. Walk in the footsteps of the famed Wilbur and Orville Wright, whose years of scientific work and experiments resulted in the first successful flight. A visit to the Wright Brothers Memorial Museum is sure to be well worth your time!
Connect with History
Though the Wright Brothers were Ohio natives, they made yearly trips to the Outer Banks for the favorable flying conditions. They conducted their gliding experiments from the sand dunes a few miles south of the town of Kitty Hawk. On the grounds of the Wright Brothers National Memorial, you can visit the sites where the Wright Brothers first flew and where they successfully landed. Situated on the site where the Wright Brothers lived, learned, and experimented, buildings have been reconstructed to emulate what life was like during this era of discovery. A large, reconstructed hangar housing a first airplane replica is an interesting point of interest for visitors of all ages.
Wander along the dunes, which offer beautiful views of the ocean. The grounds are carefully maintained, with helpful signage that assist in making the most of your visit. A pathway with spaced out markers showing the actual distance of each of the Wright Brothers’ flights puts this new discovery into perspective.
A small museum details the lives of the Wright Brothers and their family, and guided ranger talks provide additional interesting insight into this amazing beginning to the world of aviation. A visit to the Wright Brothers Memorial Museum is a point of interest for all ages, including those with a keen interest in aviation. Stop in and further discover one of the many historical events that puts the Outer Banks on the map as both a vacation destination and a site of historical relevance!
Planning Your Excursion to the Wright Brothers Memorial Museum
The Wright Brothers Memorial Museum is located in Kill Devil Hills at 1000 North Croatan Highway. They are open daily from 9am-5pm. The entrance fee is $10 for adults and free for youth and children ages 15 and under. The entrance pass is reusable for up to 7 days from the date of purchase.
Accommodations Near the Wright Brothers Museum
A trip to the Wright Brothers Museum makes a great day trip from your vacation rental in the Outer Banks. Check out the upscale Outer Banks vacation rentals offered through us at Shoreline OBX!