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.  




(252) 441-7430