Outer Banks
The Outer Banks has played a pivotal role in the history of the United States, from the settlement of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony in 1587 to the Wright brothers' first flight in 1903. Discover the fascinating stories of English colonists, marauding pirates, devastating shipwrecks, and the birth of aviation. The Outer Banks celebrates its historic roots and traditions, and museums throughout the islands—such as the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the Frisco Native American Museum—are eager to share the rich history of the area with curious visitors; the Outer Banks’ storied shores are sure to please any history buff.