Wright Brothers National Memorial
Site of the world's first controlled powered flight on December 17, 1903. The Visitor Center features full-scale reproductions of the Wright 1903 Powered Flyer and interpretive presentations. A pavilion boasts an exhibit hall with special exhibits, including a replica of the 1902 Wright Glider and a multipurpose auditorium.
The grounds include historical markers of each attempted powered flight, replica camp buildings and a 60-foot granite monument on top of Big Kill Devil Hill (a 90-foot dune) honoring the Wright brothers.
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (hours are extended during summer months). Open year-round. Closed Christmas Day.
Note: School sponsored programs may be eligible for a waiver of fees.
Services: Interpretive tours available.
Facilities: Visitor Center facilities include a bookstore, rest rooms, and telephones.