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

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

Park Statistics

Visitation
There are several reporting systems and studies that document visitation statistics at Wright Brothers National Memorial:

Did You Know?

First passenger flight 1908, credit: Library of Congress

The world’s first passenger flight took place at Kitty Hawk on May 14, 1908. Wilbur Wright flew the plane and Charles Furnas, a mechanic, was the passenger. Orville and Furnas then made a flight together of over 2 miles.