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View of the mall from the Wright Brothers Monument
View from the base of the Wright Brothers Monument down at the memorial grounds.

National Park Service

Wright Brothers National Memorial is the place where Wilbur and Orville Wright spent years working on the mysteries of flight, the place where they first successfully flew, and the place where the nation commemorates and celebrates their historic achievement. Here, you can visit the locations where Wilbur and Orville Wright changed the world.
Marker of the fourth flight landing spot.

Flight Line
Visit the spot where the Wright brothers first took flight and the locations where they landed.

Reconstructed 1903 camp buildings

Reconstructed 1903 Camp Buildings
See a slice of what camp life was like for the Wright brothers.

Copper bust of Wilbur Wright and the Wright Brothers Monument.

Wright Brothers Monument
Visit the nation's commemorative monument to the Wright brothers' world-changing achievement.

Sculpture of the Wright brothers' historic first flight.

December 17, 1903 Sculpture
Place yourself within an artistic representation of that significant day.

Wright Brothers Visitor Center

Wright Brothers Visitor Center

Temporarily Closed. Will reopen on September 29, 2018!

From November 2016 through September 28, 2018, the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center will be closed for a renovation project. The renovation will allow improvements to be made to the building's infrastructure and the installation of brand new interactive exhibits.

During this closure, the grounds will remain open and information and bookstore services will be available in a temporary facility near the parking lot. In the temporary facility, you will find an information desk where you can speak to an NPS representative, four small poster-style exhibit panels to learn more about the Wright brothers’ story, and a bookstore.

Due to the smaller size of the temporary facility, plan to spend your time while visiting the park primarily outdoors and please dress accordingly. The grounds at Wright Brothers National Memorial are open from 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.

During your visit you can walk to the First Flight Boulder and Flight Line which mark the location where the Wrights first flew, peer into the reconstructed Wright brothers' camp building and hangar, visit the 1903 Bronze Sculpture of the First Flight featuring a life size model of the 1903 Wright Flyer, and walk to the top of Big Kill Devil Hill to the base of the Wright Monument.

Last updated: August 1, 2018

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Wright Brothers National Memorial
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954


(252) 473-2111

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