CHOOSE THE ACTIVITIES
- Fort Raleigh and The Lost Colony (contact us for available dates)
- Wright Brothers National Memorial
- Kill Devil Hill
The Outer Banks are barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, separating the Atlantic Ocean from the mainland. Boasting unspoiled coastal beauty, their open-sea beaches, state parks and shipwreck diving sites make them a popular destination. The Outer Banks are historically significant as Roanoke Island was the site of England’s first settlement in the New World and the location of the Wright Brothers’s pioneer flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
On December 17, 1903, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, achieved the first successful airplane flight in Kitty Hawk. Celebrate this moment in history by visiting the Wright Brothers National Memorial, where you can walk along the landscape where Wilbur and Orville Wright changed the world.
Kill Devil Hills is a charming town in the Outer Banks best known as home to the Wright Brothers National Memorial. It has miles of pristine beaches, locally-owned restaurants, pirate legends, and a beachy spirit!
The “Lost Colony,” a group of 116 men, women, and children from England settled in the woods of Roanoke Island over 400 years ago. At the National Historic Site of Fort Raleigh, visitors learn the stories of the colonists and native Americans who lived here, the challenges they faced, and the enduring mystery of their disappearance.
The mission of the Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is to commemorate the history of the first English colonies in North America on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. This mission is primarily accomplished by the annual production of the symphonic outdoor drama The Lost Colony, and through educationally engaging events and programs.