Overview of entrance requirements
FreeNo entrance pass required
An entrance pass is not required to access Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.
Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.
There is no entrance fee to visit National Park Service managed portions of Dayton Aviation National Historical Park. However, some of our area partners charge fees for visiting.
Fees For Dayton's National Park and Area Partners
The Wright-Dunbar Visitor Center
The Wright Cycle Company
Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center
Huffman Prairie Flying Field
Dayton History at Carillon Park
Paul Laurence Dunbar House
Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP does not sell the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Lands Pass but you can visit the USGS Online Store to purchase select passes and to order select passes. Most passes can be purchased through a mail-in application, online or by calling (See notes for each card below).
These passes are valid for entry of up to four people in a single vehicle at all National Park Service fee sites. Additionally, the passes are also accepted at four other federal recreation agencies that have entrance fees, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation.
The pass series consists of the Annual Pass, the Senior Pass*, the Access Pass and the free Annual Pass for U.S. Military. Children under the age of 16 are admitted free at all NPS fee sites.
PLEASE NOTE: Golden Access and Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.
Senior Pass Changes
On August 28th, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass increased for the first time since 1994. The cost increased to $80 from $10 for a lifetime pass. Seniors (age 62 & older) also have the option to purchase an annual Senior Pass for $20 should they choose to not opt for the $80 Lifetime pass. If purchased consecutively for four years, all four Annual Senior Pass cards can be exchanged for a Lifetime Senior Pass. The additional revenue will be used to enhance the visitor experience in parks.
Learn more about the changes, what they mean for you, and how the additional funds will be used when you visit the National Park Service's Senior Pass changes page.
Last updated: May 12, 2023