What Dreams We Have and How They Fly

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical was established to honor the lives and achievements of poet and author Paul Laurence Dunbar and aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. Through perseverance and dedication Orville, Wilbur and Paul were able to overcome obstacles in their lives and leave their respective marks on history. Start your visit at one of our locations today.

An image of the Wright brothers getting their flyer out of the hangar
Park Film: On Great White Wings

The epic Wright brothers tale is told in a riveting feature short park film.

A replica Wright brothers plane flies low to the ground with trees in the background
Park Information

Before you leave your house, let us help you make your plans for your visit. Information on park hours and events can also be found here.

A set of front doors surrounded by glass and a red brick facade.
Hours of Operation

Wondering if the visitor centers are open today? Check the park's seasonal hours of operation to help plan your visit to the sites.

A picture of a Wright brothers plane on the Jr. Ranger logo background
Become a Junior Ranger

Opportunities for kids to earn their very own Junior Ranger badge exist at both visitor centers and the Paul Laurence Dunbar house.

Visitors in a field during a park event

Let us help you get to the park with directions to the park's visitor centers and the Paul Laurence Dunbar house.

The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and NPS Law Enforcement badge
Laws & Policies

Important information about the laws and policies pertaining to firearms and concealed carry in the park units.

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Volunteers In Parks

Looking for a rewarding and memorable experience? Become a Volunteer In Park (VIP) and help us fulfill our mission.

Last updated: April 17, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

16 South Williams Street
Dayton, OH 45402


937 225-7705

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