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Visitors walking around reproduction of 1903 Wright Flyer inside our visitor center
Visitors view reproduction of 1903 Wright Flyer in the Flight Room of the Visitor Center.

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Welcome to Wright Brothers National Memorial!

Come experience the place where two young brothers from Dayton, Ohio experimented with flight in the early 1900s, and finally succeeded on a cold winter day with the world's first controlled, sustained, powered, heavier-than-air flight.

Exploring the grounds gives you an opportunity to see reproductions of the brothers' 1903 camp buildings, stand at the place where Wilbur and Orville Wright first took to the air in their 1903 flyer and landed, and climb Big Kill Devil Hill to see the nation's monument commemorating the brothers' historic achievement. You can also take in an interpretive program on the brothers and examine the replica of the 1903 flyer.

National Park Service Rangers are here to assist you in having an enjoyable and safe experience. We look forward to seeing you!

Superintendent Dave Hallac at the Wright Brothers Monument

Dave Hallac
Superintendent, Outer Banks Group

color photo of three girls standing holding blue activity books wearing wooden badges
Become a Junior Flight Ranger

Do you have the "Wright Stuff" to become a junior flight ranger?

Early bi-wing airplane taking off in a field of sand
Celebrating First Flight

Watch videos from our Virtual First Flight Celebration on December 17, 2020.

For more things to do and to help plan your trip, visit The Outer Banks of North Carolina -- the official tourism authority for Dare County's Outer Banks.

Last updated: August 4, 2023

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Wright Brothers National Memorial
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954


252 473-2111

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