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.
Location Milepost 8, Kill Devil Hills
Hours 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
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.