The park lies in a humid continental zone with a generally temperate climate. Winters are mildly cold with average temperatures around 39 degrees (F). Summers are hot and humid with an average temperature around 74 degrees (F). Average annual total rainfall is just above 41". Snowfall in the winter is generally light with an average total snowfall of about 25".
No Entrance Fees - $0.00
There are no entrance fees to Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
America the Beautiful Pass - $80.00
The park no longer sells the America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreation Lands Pass (as of 01/01/15). However, you can go online to purchase select passes and to order select passes. You can also visit in person William Howard Taft National Historic Site in Cincinnati or Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Chillicothe to purchase/obtain one of these passes.
Wilbur and Orville started their careers as printers and operated their second print shop, outside the home, here as Wright & Wright Job Printers. In this location, the Wrights edited and published newspapers for the West Side patrons. The Dayton Tattler, written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, was also printed at this location. Designated as part of the West Third Street National Register Historic District in 1988.
Exhibits focus on the Wright brothers' development of the world's first practical airplane at Huffman Prairie in 1904 and 1905, their flying school starting in 1910, and the accomplishments of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.