• The iconic first flight of the Wright brothers in their 1903 Wright Flyer

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

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The first successful sustained powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine were made here by Wilbur and Orville Wright on December 17, 1903.

  • Kill Devil Hill Monument National Memorial established - March 2, 1927.
  • A 60-foot granite monument perched atop 90-foot tall Kill Devil Hill dedicated in 1932 to commemorating the achievement of two visionaries from Dayton, Ohio.
  • Site transferred from the War Department - August 10, 1933.
  • Designations as Wright Brothers National Memorial - December 1, 1953.


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