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Sculpture of the Wright brothers' first flight
Sculpture of the Wright brothers' first flight

National Park Service


On December 17th, 1903 the Wright Brothers achieved their dream of flight. Since then, people from all over the world have come here to pay homage to that dream. Peruse some of the photographs of the place where the Wright brothers first flew and the visitors who come to experience this special place.



We have included some of our favorite photographs of the places, activities, and visitors of Wright Brothers National Memorial our Photo Gallery page. Wright Brothers National Memorial also has an official Flickr site (WrightBrosNPS), which you can follow to keep up with new sights and events from the park as we add to our photograph collection.


Watch our virtual ranger program, Wind and Sand, below, or visit our video page to take a closer look at some of the features of Wright Brothers National Memorial or a deeper dive into some of the stories surrounding the first flight.
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Can't make it to a ranger program in person? Check out this virtual version of our most popular program and learn more about Wilbur and Orville's journey to a successful first flight.

Smithsonian 3D Explorer of 1903 Wright Flyer
3D model of the 1903 Wright Flyer

Smithsonian X 3D Explorer

The Smithsonian Institution has created a digital 3D replica of the Wright brothers' 1903 Flyer. You can explore this model on your own, or follow several tours set up by the Smithsonian Institution that provides additional information about the 1903 Flyer.

Explore the model at the Smithsonian X 3D Explorer website.

Last updated: May 12, 2022

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