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Experience the Wright Brothers National Memorial

02/01/2024 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Attractions and Activities

The Wright Brothers National Memorial marks where Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the first successful powered flight and is a testament to the enduring human spirit of exploration. In this blog, we’ll cover why you must visit this historical site. For even more information on making the most of your Outer Banks trip, request our Vacation Guide. This guide is the key to your perfect getaway. Now, come fly with us!

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Wright Brothers National Memorial

The First Flight 

The heart of the memorial is the exact spot where the Wright brothers made their historic flights on December 17, 1903! Standing there, you can almost feel the excitement and anticipation of that day.  

The Visitors Center and Museum Wright brothers in 1902.

The recently renovated Visitors Center and Museum offer a deep dive into the Wright brothers’ journey. From detailed exhibits about their experiments to a full-scale reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer, the museum brings their story to life. 

The Monument 

The monument commemorates the brothers’ achievements and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. It’s the perfect spot for reflecting and appreciating the great leap in aviation that took place here. 

Interactive Programs 

The memorial offers various interactive programs, especially during the summertime. These programs are designed to engage visitors of all ages, making learning about the Wright brothers’ achievements fun and informative. 

A visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial is a step back in time. Take a journey into the minds of two of America’s greatest innovators, the Wright Brothers! If you’re a history enthusiast or just looking for a unique experience to share with your family, this memorial is sure to leave you inspired. Book your stay with Pirate’s Cove today! 

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