Alligator River/Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 1969
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131

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News Release

September 15, 2010

Alligator River Refuge Offers Tram Tour on Local History - Saturday

Photo Credit: USFWS.

This Saturday, September 18, from 9 until noon, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is taking a break from the traditional wildlife tram tours to provide visitors the opportunity to learn about historic events and places on the refuge.

If you’ve ever traveled west on NC Route 64 from Nags Head, you may have noticed a sign for Buffalo City Road. While you may have realized you were passing through Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, did you also know you were traveling through an area with an exciting history? You’ll be able to learn about the history of Buffalo City and lots more. Climb aboard the refuge tram and see not only wildlife but also hear tales of times gone by. Learn about what the lands were like before Europeans settled in the area. Discover how the topography has changed over the millions of years past.

The tram tour is free. Due to limited capacity, seating is first come, first seated. Seating will begin at 8:45. Meet at the parking lot at Creef Cut Trail which is located at the intersection of Milltail Road and NC Route 64 west of Manns Harbor. For more information, call 252-475-4180.