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School Trips to the Outer Banks, NC

Defying the Odds

Shaped by natural forces and defined by attempts to defy the odds, the Outer Banks of North Carolina offer adventure and education rolled into one. From Roanoke to the Wright Brothers, learn from the tales of people who have dared to do things differently. Scroll down to view sample trip itineraries and suggested local sites for school trips to the Outer Banks.


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Sample Itineraries

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3-Day Outer Banks Itinerary

  • Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
  • The Lost Colony Drama & more
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History, STEM, and the Arts

  • Fort Raleigh
  • Roanoke Island Freedmen's Colony
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
  • Maritime Museum 
     See below...


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Build Your Own

No canned trips here. We’ll customize your itinerary for your students and their interests.

Request your custom itinerary

Air Travel Available

Your flights will be convenient to maximize your tour time. Whenever possible, flights are direct to and from your gateway city.

Bus Travel Available

Friendly, safety-minded drivers and deluxe motor coaches equipped with TV's, DVD players, and lavatory.

Points of interest to cater to all class types


The Outer Banks is a place of many first, and many lasts. The Lost Colony of Roanoke, the first flight of the Wright Brothers, and the 3,000 shipwrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic are preserved here for your students to discover.

  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse & Museum
  • The Whalehead
  • The Historic Corolla Schoolhouse
  • Currituck Beach Lighthouse
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
  • Roanoke Freedmen's Colony
  • Outer Banks History Center
  • Maritime Museum of Roanoke
  • Hatteras Histories & Mysteries Museum
  • Ocracoke Preservation Museum
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Stretching more than 130-miles along the coast of North Carolina and Virginia, these narrow barrier islands are prime real estate for scientific discovery with your students. Class trips to the Outer Banks are especially great for hands on experiences that align with your school's biology and physics classes.

  • Wright Brothers Memorial
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  • Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station
  • The Corolla Wild Horse Museum
  • Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
  • North Carolina Aquarium 
  • Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve
  • Wildlife Education Center
  • Endangered Sea Turtles Network
  • Alligator River Wildlife Refuge
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The Lost Colony was written and performed to commemorate the original Roanoke colonists. Your students will enjoy learning about this mysterious part of colonial history and the other cultural sights of the beautiful Outer Banks.

  • The Lost Colony Drama
  • Roanoke Island Festival Park
  • The Elizabethan Gardens
  • Frisco Native American Museum
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Who is this trip for?

Middle School:

Reaching Middle School Minds

At NationsClassroom, we know the minds of tweens are busy trying to figure out the world while getting side tracked by hormones and emotions. Reaching them through experiences that offer the thrill of adventure with the security of trusted adults is the key to a great educational travel experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

High School:

A Time of Self-Discovery

The high school years are a time of self discovery. Educational tours with NationsClassroom provide new experiences that will open the minds of yours students and help them dream of new opportunities that they had never conceived before.


When Experience is Everything

Think of any job you've ever had. What training served you well? Best guess is that it was what you experienced on the job. NationsClassroom will give your students hands-on experiences that apply your STEM-based curriculum in meaningful ways. These will be lessons learned that students will be able to build upon for years to come.


Build The Cultural Fabric of Their Lives

When students perform and experience the arts in new places, they build self-esteem, motivation, and self-expression. They also gain cultural exposure, witness social harmony, and develop an appreciation of diversity. A performance tour with NationsClassroom allows students to weave their own experiences into the cultural fabric of their lives.

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"I have thought about providing our students with a Washington, DC tour for many years. However, I was very concerned with the time commitment and support it would take to make a trip happen. From our first phone call, to your help with my Parent Night, handling all parent payments and finally running our tour I could not be happier. The NationsClassroom staff made my role so much simpler than I could have imagined. As a result, we had 160 students on our first tour that had a great experience. I am sure that the tour will now be a yearly highlight for our school. Thank you."


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"I just returned from an amazing experience with my daughter on her Washington, DC and East Coast school trip with NationsClassroom. I have to say I am very pleased and frankly quite surprised. Companies in other fields can take note of your attention to detail, dedication to providing great service and the passion of your employees. Our tour was very well thought out, the meals were better than I expected and the hotels were very nice. Our check in and check out were both very smooth. Most importantly, your Tour Guide was phenomenal. I don’t know how he was able to relate to everyone so well. He had the students really get involved in what they were seeing and didn’t just talk non-stop. Thank you for a wonderful lifelong memory."


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