Wright Brothers National Memorial

Category: Historical Sites

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The Outer Banks of North Carolina

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 centennial 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.

Milepost 8, Kill Devil Hills

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (hours are extended during summer months). Open year-round. Closed Christmas Day.

Entrance Fees
$4 per person - valid for 7 days
Free - 16 and under
$10 - Annual Park Pass
Free - Golden Age, Golden Access, or National Parks Pass

Commercial Vehicles
$40 - Vans / Small buses holding 7 - 25 people.
$100 - Commercial Tour Buses

National Park Service Passes
Golden Access - Free - Valid for a lifetime
Golden Age - $10 - Valid for a lifetime
National Parks Pass - $50 - Valid for one year
Golden Eagle holograms - $15 - valid for one year

School sponsored programs may be eligible for a waiver of fees.

Interpretive tours available.

Visitor Center facilities include a bookstore, rest rooms, and telephones.

Contact Information
(252) 441-7430