The Outer Banks Are IN This Summer!
ack up the family and head to the Outer Banks of North Carolina this summer as Landmark Events hosts a history tour with a little bit of everything and a lot of fun! We begin with a visit to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, investigating what happened to those first English settlers before enjoying the iconic production of “The Lost Colony” in a picturesque outdoor theater overlooking the water.
We will explore the storied coastline with stops at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and Buxton British Cemetery where WWII British sailors are buried after their warship was sunk by a German U-boat just off the coast!
We continue our tour by launching balsa wood gliders from the Wright Brothers Monument at Kitty Hawk and flying kites on the beaches where Orville and Wilbur tested their crazy idea that man could build and occupy a machine that would fly!
Saturday afternoon we will venture an hour inland to nearby Plymouth, NC, where a teenage boy and his friends designed and built an ironclad, the CSS Albemarle, in a cornfield and liberated their town from a Union blockade!
We will conclude our tour with Mr. Potter’s famous quiz & neat prizes riverside in Plymouth.
Every guest gets a complimentary balsa wood glider and each family gets a kite and a ball string! The 44th Annual Wright Kite Festival is the weekend that we are there so the sky will be adorned with a wide variety of kites at Kitty Hawk! We hope to see you there!