Wright Brothers National Memorial is located in Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The park was established by Congress in 1927 (then as Kill Devil Hills National Memorial) in celebration of Orville and Wilbur Wright, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, who taught the world to fly. 

The park is beloved by aviators and aviation enthusiasts alike and welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Wright Brothers National Memorial also hosts an annual First Flight Celebration on December 17, commemorating the Wright Brothers’ first successful heavier-than-air flight that took place in Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903.  

Your visit to the park can include a variety of education and recreation opportunities. Here’s what to do at Wright Brothers National Memorial:

  • Walking the First Flight Line
  • Exploring the Reconstructed 1903 Camp Buildings
  • Viewing or walking up to the Wright Brothers Monument
  • Seeing the First Flight Sculpture (the depiction of the iconic first flight photo come to life in bronze!)
  • Exploring the recently renovated Visitor Center and exhibits 

Check out Wright Brothers National Memorial’s Program Calendar for events and daily ranger programs, or follow your park on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.