Your OBX–Now and Forever

The Outer Banks national parks protect and preserve these places you love. With your support, Outer Banks Forever ensures that future generations continue to learn, grow, and create memories through history, conservation, and the celebration of innovation. Together, we support the Outer Banks national parks by engaging current and future visitors through philanthropy, education, volunteerism, and partnerships.

Cape Hatteras
National Seashore

Fort Raleigh
National Historic Site

Wright Brothers
National Memorial


Your Parks, Your Impact

Preserve History

Your Outer Banks national parks provide unique historical and cultural insights into aviation, maritime life, early colonial life, and African American history. Your support of OBX Forever will continue to strengthen these stories and share them with new audiences.

Educate Youth

National parks are living laboratories that inspire through hands-on learning. Your support of OBX Forever will provide funding to increase the number of children who participate in education programs and expand the learning opportunities the parks can offer.

Advance Science

Understanding your parks helps us understand our world. Your support of OBX Forever will allow for research in areas like nighttime sea turtle activity, evaluation of beach erosion and changing vegetation, and new archaeological finds.

Create Experiences

Your Outer Banks national parks were created for exploration, inspiration, and relaxation. Your support of OBX Forever will allow you, your family, and friends to experience your parks in new ways – from expanding biking and hiking trails, to new wildlife viewing areas and increasing amenities in the parks.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Year after year visitors like you return to the pristine beauty of the barrier islands to create a lifetime of memories. Known for its stunning and ever-changing shoreline, America’s first national seashore protects a 70-mile expanse of beach, marshes, sand dunes and woodlands, where you can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, bike riding, kite flying and even a lighthouse climb.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

The mystery remains: what happened to the first English settlers that arrived in the New World? At Fort Raleigh you can be part of the mystery as you explore the reconstructed earthen fort and enjoy “The Lost Colony,” a theatrical story of the early settlers on Roanoke Island. In addition to learning about the first English settlers, Fort Raleigh tells the stories of the Outer Banks’ first inhabitants, the Algonquian, and later, the African Americans who settled here and created the Freedmen’s Colony.

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Inspiration and innovation come to life at the first national park in the Outer Banks. Celebrate the ingenuity, determination, and courage of Orville and Wilbur Wright and the advent of powered flight – technology that changed our world. Experience the newly remodeled visitor center, featuring a full-sized replica of the 1903 glider, then take a walk around the grounds to view the Wrights’ camp buildings and site of the first flight.