Things To Do
Wright brothers' 1902 glider replica
Stop by the Wright-Dunbar Visitor Center and see a full size replica model of the Wright brothers' 1902 glider. This glider helped the brothers discover balance and control - their next flyer would have an engine that would make them the first to fly a heavier-than-air machine on December 17, 1903.
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Whatever your time frame,
The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and Aviation Trail Visitor Center and Museum, located at the corner of Williams and West Third Streets, hosts an orientation movie, a restored Wright brothers' print shop, and exhibits operated by the National Park Service. Ranger-guided tours of the restored Wright Cycle Company building, located at 22 South Williams Street, are available upon request. Large groups should call first for reservations, 937-225-7705.
Make sure to explore the variety of exhibits and visitor services available at the Paul Laurence Dunbar House and Dayton History at Carillon Park. There are fees associated with these sites.
Did You Know?
Orville, Katharine, and Wilbur Wright travel to Washington, D.C. in 1909 at the request of President William Howard Taft. The Wright brothers were presented with the Aero Club of America medal at a White House ceremony.