Things To Do
National Park Service
Visit the Wright Brothers Visitor Center where the Wright brothers’ story is told through exhibits.
On display in the visitor center are:
Climb Big Kill Devil Hill for a breathtaking view of the area from sound to sea. Atop the hill stands the 60 ft. pylon - the site where Wilbur and Orville conducted their glider experiments.
Stand on the same spot where the brothers made their first flights. A large granite boulder marks the spot where the first plane left the ground.
Visit the park via plane and land at the 3,000 ft. First Flight Airstrip. Spend a day visiting the place where flight started.
Did You Know?
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.