Wright Brothers National Memorial

Landmark, Historic Site
US-158 (mile post 7.5)
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 473-2111
Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Tips

  • Stand at the spot of the Wrights' first 4 flights, which took place Dec. 17, 1903. The first flight was just 40 yards and took 12 seconds, a time easily beat by a child or adult's easy jog. Try it!
  • See a full-scale reproduction of the Wright 1903 Powered Flyer, replicas of camp buildings, flight markers and a granite monument honoring the Wright brothers.
  • A very photogenic and often overlooked venue onsite is life-size bronze statue of The Flyer and everyone present on day of first flight Dec 17, 1903. Made to climb on, located behind big hill.
  • Pilot duties for the Wrights first flight came down to a coin toss. Wilbur won, but crashed before takeoff. Three days later, Orville managed 12 seconds in the air. (From Aerial America)
  • If it's a hot and sunny day, bring sunscreen and a hat. THERE IS NO SHADE.
  • For $4 pp you get a 5 day pass. Get your National Parks Passports stamped in the bookstore with their cancellation stamp.
  • Being able to see the location of the origin of my profession caused me to tear up. All engineers, no matter the focus, must add a visit to their Bucket List.
  • 15 and under are free; $4 a person which is nice especially with a group of young kids.
  • listen to the ranger talk first its very educational and brings the whole rest of the visit alive!
  • The view is the Best!!
  • If you're flying in, there's a pretty nasty bump when you get below the tree line and another as you cross the road. Also airports closed at night, no lights.
  • Kitty Hawk was only the 6th windiest place in America. Chicago is #1. But the Wright bros came here from Dayton, OH because they liked the idea of landing on sand.
  • Love! Its a must-see.
  • Great place to bring the family and learn about aviation and history.
  • Informative and you will get to know more details on how Wright brothers made their first fly! By the way, go there in the evening and you will enjoy the scenic walk. We spotted
  • Theres a lot less people if you walk here in the evening
  • Worth the stop. Youll need more time then you think##
  • Take the step climb up is worth the view from the base of the monument.
  • Great views of the surrounding area.
  • NOTHING is impossible.

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