They Taught the World to Fly!

Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where, after four years of scientific experimentation, they achieved the first successful airplane flights on December 17, 1903.

With courage and perseverance, these self-taught engineers relied on teamwork and application of the scientific process. What they achieved changed our world forever.

Plaque with monument in far distance

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Learn About the Two Brothers Who Changed Our World Forever

Monument on a clear day

Places To Go

Plan Your Visit to Wright Brothers National Memorial

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Mailing Address:

Wright Brothers National Memorial
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:

(252) 473-2111
The phone number for general information and inquiries about the park.

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