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Welcome to
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

 
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The 1902 Wright Glider (replica) on display in the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center.

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

The five 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!

Visit Wilbear's Facebook Page

Visit Wilbear's official facebook facebook page and become a friend.

Be sure to check out the park's own facebook page too, @DaytonAviationNPS

 
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Where's Wilbear?

Wilbear Wright is on a mission to visit as many 4th grade classrooms as he possibly can. Learn how you can request Wilbear to visit a classroom near you for free!

 
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 30, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

16 South Williams Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone:

(937) 225-7705

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