Things To Do

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Explore Dayton's National Park

Whatever your time frame, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park is sure to have something for you and your family to learn and experience.
 
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Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center (top) and Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center (bottom).

NPS Photo / T. Engberg

Visitor Centers


The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and Aviation Trail Visitor Center and Museum, located at the corner of Williams and West Third Streets, hosts an orientation movie, a restored Wright brothers' print shop, and exhibits operated by the National Park Service. Ranger-guided tours of the restored Wright Cycle Company building, located at 22 South Williams Street, are available upon request. Large groups should call first for reservations, 937-225-7705.

Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, located at Wright Brothers Hill, offers an orientation movie and exhibits on the Wright brothers' continuing experiments at the flying field, as well as advancements in aviation technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force base. Self-guiding facilities are available at Huffman Prairie Flying Field. Both sites offer ranger-guided tours. Large groups should call first for reservations, 937-425-0008.
 
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Be a Junior Ranger

Make your family visit to the park a fun and memorable one by participating in the park's Junior Ranger program. Learn about the Wright brothers and Paul Laurence Dunbar and have fun doing it! Upon your arrival to the park, ask a ranger how you and your family can participate and earn your Junior Ranger badges! Visit the park's Junior Ranger page to find out more about these fun activities that are available to everyone, free of charge!
 
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A replica of the 1902 Wright Bros. glider in the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center

NPS Photo / T. Engberg

Wright brothers' 1902 glider replica

Stop by the Wright-Dunbar Visitor Center and see a full size replica model of the Wright brothers' 1902 glider. This glider helped the brothers discover balance and control - their next flyer would have an engine that would make them the first to fly a heavier-than-air machine on December 17, 1903.We are looking forward to more great rides! Get ready!

 
Portrait of Paul Laurence Dunbar behind Dunbar House State Memorial
Portrait of Paul Laurence Dunbar behind Dunbar House State Memorial.

NPS Photo

Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site

Visit the Paul Laurence Dunbar house, free of charge! Tours of the Dunbar House are available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 am (last tour begins at 3:30 pm). Tours are free of charge.

For more information, Contact the park, visit the Dunbar site at 219 Paul Laurence Dunbar Street, Dayton, Ohio, 45402, or visit the park's Dunbar House web page.

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

16 South Williams Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone:

(937) 225-7705

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