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3 Dec 2018
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Did you know that Kill Devil Hills NC is known to be the "First in Flight"? That's right! The Wright brothers picked this Outer Banks location specifically to test out their flying contraptions in the early 1900s. With ingenuity and a bit of luck they were able to accomplish the first flight by a piloted powered airplane on December 17th, 1903.

You can discover more about the Wright brothers and their historical flight by visiting the newly renovated Wright Brothers Memorial located in Kill Devil Hills on your next trip down to Hatteras Island.

Listed below are days that the Wright Brothers Memorial will offer FREE entrance to their historical location.

6-Fee FREE Days for 2019

Monday, January 21st - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Saturday, April 20th - Start of National Park Week/National Jr Ranger Day

Sunday, August 25th - National Park Service Anniversary

Saturday, September 28th - National Public Lands Day

Monday, November 11th - Veterans Day

Tuesday, December 17th - 116th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers First Flight

The Outer Banks has many historical locations and informational sites. We recommend taking a fun day trip with the family to one of these special locations. Discover more of Hatteras Island on your next vacation!