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Historical Attractions in the Outer Banks

OBX Historical Attractions

When you think of the Outer Banks, you probably imagine sun, sand and delicious seafood. But did you know that our area is also home to some fascinating historical sites?

Here’s your guide to historical attractions in the Outer Banks:

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Learn about the first English attempts at colonization of North America at this must-see free attraction. You’ll also learn about other important historical events, such as the Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island and the Freedmen’s Colony.

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Discover the history of flight at the site of the first powered flight. Kids of all ages will love the interactive activities and exhibits on aviation, historic preservation, science, math and technology.

Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center

Explore the Native American history of Hatteras Island and the nation in general at this comprehensive collection of artifacts, exhibits and natural history displays.

Lost Colony

If you’re visiting in the summer, delve into one of the greatest mysteries in American history—the disappearance of a colony on Roanoke Island—at a series of outdoor performances written by a Pulitzer-winning playwright.

If you’re planning a trip to the Outer Banks this year, book your room at the Surf Side Hotel. After checking out some of the historical attractions listed above, you can swim in our indoor pool, relax in a hot tub and enjoy some beach time. Make your reservation online today for an Outer Banks vacation filled with history, culture and fun in the sun!