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

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Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center Reopens

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Date: July 22, 2011
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Superintendent Mike Murray announced today the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center will reopen for normal business hours, Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.The Visitor Center was closed on Wednesday, July 20th due to a small fire in an air handling unit motor at the facility.

Park grounds and the Wright Brothers Pavilion with interpretive exhibits have remained open to the general public since the fire temporarily closed the Visitor Center.

For more information call 252-441-7430 or check the park website at www.nps.gov/wrbr.

Did You Know?

Six Blue Angles jets flying over the monument on top of Kill Devil Hill.

Although the town of Kitty Hawk is always associated with the exploits of the Wright brothers, most of their flying experiments took place about 4 miles to the south on the sands of Kill Devil Hills. The town of Kill Devil Hills, where the memorial is located, was incorporated in 1953.