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

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

Support Your Park

The National Park Service cares for America's treasures and you can help.

  • Be a good park visitor. Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints. Enjoy yourself and remember future visitors who will come after you hoping to enjoy these American treasures too.
  • Support stewardship of the park by becoming educated about the park's natural and cultural resources.
  • Be a volunteer! There's nothing more rewarding than warm thanks from visitors whom you helped connect to the park and its resources!
  • Give a gift that will directly benefit the park.
  • Support the park's bookstores. Park bookstores run by Eastern National donate a share of their proceeds to help fund exhibits and programs.
  • Keep informed on park issues and provide comment during park planning processes.
  • Be a good steward by obeying park regulations including, but not limited to: picking up trash; keeping dogs leashed; leaving precious resources undisturbed; and not harassing park wildlife.

Did You Know?

The glider with Big Kill Devil Hill in 1902

In 1902, the Wrights made 250 glides in just two days and tallied more than 1,000 glides in one month. From the hills, they perfected the art of soaring and control of the aircraft.