Plan Your Visit
From November 2016 to late summer/fall of 2018, the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center will be closed for a renovation project. This renovation will allow improvements to be made to the building's infrastructure and the installation of brand new interactive exhibits.
Come experience the place where two young brothers from Dayton, Ohio experimented with flight in the early 1900s, and finally succeeding 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, examine the replicas of the 1902 glider and 1903 flyer, and see portraits of other famous aviators.
National Park Service Rangers are here to assist you in having an enjoyable and safe experience. We look forward to seeing you!
Last updated: February 6, 2017