Wright Brothers National Memorial, located in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Explorers, entrepreneurs and more the Wright Brothers changed history upon asking: “If birds can glide for long periods of time, then… why can’t I ?” said Orville Wright. Turning their dream into reality over the sands of the North Carolina coast, near Kitty Hawk, flight was born.
The Wright Brother National Memorial showcases exhibits and artifacts of their journey towards discovering flight. The Centennial Pavilion, built in 2003, exhibitsthe evolution of aviation.
“We were lucky enough to grow up in an environment where there was always much encouragement to children to pursue intellectual interests; to investigatewhat ever aroused curiosity” said Wilbur Wright.
To honor their legacy and inspire dreams of the future, the multi-purpose auditorium is located amongst the pavilion and is the home of children’s programs, special events, and films. Be sure to check their event calendar for upcoming activities. Just beside the visitor center, you can take a tour of the viewable living quarters and hangar, reconstructed in their original locations.
The park is open seven days a week, year round (closed on Christmas Day, December 25). Individual permits are $4 (15 and under are admitted free) and are valid for 7 consecutive days. Annual passes as well as National Park passes are accepted, visit the website here for more information. Get Directions