Families spend Saturday afternoon viewing a replica of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s 1903 flyer and learning about the first successful airplane flight at the Wright Brothers National Memorial visitor center in Kill Devil Hills.
A part of the National Park Service, entrance fees for the park will be waived on the following six days in 2020: Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, April 18 for First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day, Aug. 25 for National Park Service Birthday, Sept. 26 for National Public Lands Day, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day and Dec. 17 for the 117th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first flight.
While at the park, visitors can follow the historic timeline of two young brothers from Dayton, Ohio, who, after years of experimenting with flight in the early 1900s, succeeding on a cold December day with the world’s first controlled, sustained, powered, heavier-than-air flight. Visitors can also climb Big Kill Devil Hill to see the nation’s monument commemorating the brothers’ achievement.
While there are fees to enter the Wright Brothers National Memorial, fees are not charged at Cape Hatteras National Seashore or Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.