e begin with a visit to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, investigating what happened to those first English settlers as we walk the grounds. That evening we are treated to the iconic production of “The Lost Colony” in a picturesque outdoor theater overlooking the water. The following day we will explore the storied the 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 conclude 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 designed and built an ironclad, the CSS Albemarle, in a cornfield and liberated his town from a Union blockade!
This is a car tour, with each family responsible for their own transportation. We will meet at various locations in and around the islands of the Outer banks according to a schedule that will be included in your confirmation. Accommodations and meals are not included in registration, although we will be designating various picnic sites where we can gather for meals and fellowship during the tour.