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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

View of exhibits showing Paul Laurence Dunbar's face and several cover illustrations from his various writings.
Exhibits at the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center showing Dunbar and a selection of his works with illustrated covers.


Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP consists of six sites that tell the stories of Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

The six sites of Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP offer you the opportunity to experience the historically refurnished Wright brothers' printing office, walk through an original Wright brothers' bicycle shop, see the Wright brothers' third airplane, follow Wilbur and Orville's footsteps at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field, visit Hawthorn Hill (the Wrights' mansion), and experience Paul Laurence Dunbar's last home.

All of these sites are National Historic Landmarks or are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Dayton's Amazing Aviation Places

Race to Dayton's amazing aviation places, stamp your passport at seven locations and then receive a "Wilbear Wright" aviator teddy bear. Visit our parner's website, Aviation Trail, Inc., to find out more about the passport and to download a printable passport to start your adventure!

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Discover Our Shared Heritage
The National Park Service has launched an online travel itinerary. The Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary Series has a range of information on historic American places. From archeology to culture, this itinerary website can help you plan your next trip.

Last updated: January 16, 2024

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Mailing Address:

16 South Williams Street
Dayton, OH 45402


937 225-7705

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