Wright Brother’s Memorial | Kill Devil Hills, NC

Wright Brothers Memorial

Wright Brothers Memorial

1000 N Croatan Hwy,
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-473-2111
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When the Wright Brothers first arrived on the Outer Banks in 1900 from Dayton, OH, they initially stayed with Bill Tate, the assistant Post Master for the town (his wife was the Post Master). The house is no longer standing, although there is a marker indicating where it was located on Moor Shore Road. That section of town is often called Kitty Hawk Village and is the oldest settled part of the municipality. Wilbur and Orville Wright later moved their camp to the sand dune and saw a grassy area to the south; this was an area referred to as Kill Devil Hill because of the large dune there. At that time they were still in Kitty Hawk Township, which explains why Kitty Hawk is listed as the location of the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight.

The Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills is a beautiful space to explore the historical significance of their first flight on Dec 17, 1903. Explore the museum, climb the winding walkway up the hill to the monument, or climb on the life-size replica statue of their 1903 flyer at the base of the hill.

Hang 12 Art Studio and Classes | Kill Devil Hills, NC

Hang 12 Art Studio and Classes

Hang 12 Art Studio and Classes

3105 N Croatan Hwy,
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-255-2314
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Looking for a more exciting souvenir than an OBX T-shirt? Stop by the Hang 12 Studios at Seagate North Shopping center in KDH. Led by one of our favorite local artists, Brad Price, this space is part gallery, part art-class studio. Brad was a chef at Elizabeth’s Cafe in Duck before pursuing art full-time, and his creativity is apparent. He leads adult and kids classes throughout the summer, choosing different themes for each one, from mermaids to lighthouses to fishing piers. We’ve hosted a few Carolina Designs parties here, and they are loved by all!

Kitty Hawk Pier | Kitty Hawk, NC

Kitty Hawk Pier

Kitty Hawk Pier

5353 N Virginia Dare Trail,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-261-1290
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Jutting out into the ocean at the edge of Southern Shores and Kitty Hawk, the Kitty Hawk Pier has a deep history on the Outer Banks since it was constructed in 1953. The pier was badly damaged by 2003’s Hurricane Isabel, but was re-opened after being purchased by adjacent Hilton Garden Inn and completely renovated. The pier is open to the public for fishing, and The Pier House, which has been restored to resemble an upscale version of a historic Kitty Hawk beach box, can be booked for private weddings and events through the Hilton.