From Bicycle Shop to the Surface of the Moon

Aviation is chock-full of tradition & history and nowhere will you find a richer collection of aviation than here, the birthplace of aviation.  From the straightforward bicycle shops that fostered the Wright brothers' flying ambitions to the complex spacecraft that carried man to the moon, the National Aviation Heritage Area has everything you need to learn about this country’s aviation legacy.

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A replica of the Wright Flyer B in flight

National Aviation Heritage Area Sites

Find out what sites comprise of the National Aviation Heritage Area and visit their websites.

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NPS Arrowhead

National Heritage Areas in the United States

Looking for other National Heritage Areas or just want to find out what exactly a National Heritage Area is, visit the official webpage.

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Wright Cycle Company building

Dayton's National Park

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park invites you to explore its five sites about the Wright brothers and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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Dr. Bret Ruby with visitors during a tour of Hopewell Mound Group

This Week at Hopewell Culture

Looking for something fun & memorable to do this summer? Look no further! Visit our upcoming events page to see what's going on in the park.

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Portrait of Colonel Charles Young

Ohio's 8th National Park Site, the Nation's 401st

Ohio now has nine Nat'l Park Service sites throughout the state! The newest site is Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce.

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William Howard Taft NHS

William Howard Taft; Public Servant

Visit the Cincinnati two-story Greek Revival house where William Howard Taft was born & grew up. A true civil servant, from Hamilton county to D.C

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