Thing to Do

Tour the Wright Cycle Shop

A brick building with windows on the bottom level around the doorframe entrance in the middle
The entrance to The Wright Cycle Company shop

NPS / Tom Engberg

The fourth bicycle shop operated by the Wrights is the only building remaining as testament to the bicycle business. It is also in this shop in which the Wrights' passive interest in flying turned to active research and development. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990. The Wright Cycle Company is located next to the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center.

When visiting the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, ask a ranger about the next guided tour that you can attend. Visitors will be able to walk in to the bike shop and hear a ranger speak about the history of the shop and the Wright brothers.

Ranger tours vary, but guests can expect to spend at least 20 minutes with a ranger and then additional time exploring the inside of the shop.
Visitors will experience a ranger-guided tour of the first floor of the Wright Cycle Company Shop. Guest can see replica machinery that the Wrights used to manufacture bicycles and repair them. A few bicycles of the era are also on display inside of the shop, along with photos and other interpretive displays.
Only service animals are permitted in the building.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
The Wright Cycle Company Shop is located on South Willams Street, directly next to the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center. Guests will need to enter the Interpretive Center and inquire with a ranger about the next guided tour of the Shop.
Year Round
Tours are only available when staff are available to provide them. Inquire at the front desk at the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center.
Accessibility Information
Service animals are permitted inside of the building, but pets are not allowed.

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