What do Bicycles, Airplanes, Parachutes and Poetry have in common?

Find out when you and your students visit Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.  During your visit, education staff will provide your students with the opportunity to explore the significance of these creative ideas during curriculum-based education programs.

Contact us today to ask about our fun-filled programs or view and download lesson plans to be used in your classroom.  Plan a field trip to the park to learn more and to supplement your classroom lessons.

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Lesson Plans

View and download various types of lesson plans for kids in grades K through 12. You can download complete teachers guides or individual plans.

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From Wheel to Wing, one of many lessons available

Teaching with Historic Places

"Teaching with Historic Places" lesson plan will help students and educators discover the importance of the park.

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Orville and Wilbur as children

Field Trips to the Park

Plan a field trip to Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP to supplement the online material or expand your class's historical curriculum.

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Kids on a field trip inside Wright Cycle Shop

America's Greatest Classrooms

Hey teachers - the National Park Service has a new website, designed just for YOU! This short video showcases how it can help you in the classroom.

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NPS Director Jonathon Jarvis

How do we know?

How do we know what we know about the Hopewell? For answers, watch this video produced by our summer Teacher-Ranger-Teacher, Trina Strausbaugh.

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How do we know what we know about the Hopewell?

Ohio's 8th National Park Site, the Nation's 401st

Ohio now has nine Nat'l Park Service sites throughout the state! The newest site is Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce.

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Portrait of Colonel Charles Young

Photography of Wilbur and Orville Wright

Witness Orville & Wilbur Wright's life through their camera lens as the photos of the brothers are publicly displayed. Event is free of charge.

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The Photography of Wilbur and Orville Wright

1913 Flood

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 25, 1913, church bells rang and whistles blew throughout the city warning of impending disaster.

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The Great Flood of 1913

Visitor Center Hours

The park's two visitor centers (Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center & Huffman Prairie Interpretive Center) are now open seven days a week.

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Visitor Center Hours

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

16 South Williams Street
Dayton, OH 45402


(937) 225-7705
Main park phone number.

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