Wright Brothers National Memorial | TOURING THE AIRFIELD

Memorial plaque for Wilbur and Orville Wright

Memorial plaque for Wilbur and Orville Wright

The airfield, which is just outside the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, is comprised of four attractions: a reproduction of the Wright Brothers’ living quarters and airplane hanger; the site where their first powered flight took place; Kill Devil Hill, the sand dune from which the Wright Brothers conducted their glider experiments; and a metal sculpture that depicts the first flight on December 17, 1903. A paved path leads from the Visitor Center and passes all the sites except the sculpture, which you can drive to from the Visitor Center or walk to on the road from Kill Devil Hill. Information panels have been placed along the way that tell about what took place at the different areas.

The visit to all sites on the airfield will take about 2 hours.

Wright Brothers’ 1903 Camp

Site of the First Powered Flight

Kill Devil Hill

December 17, 1903 Sculpture


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Last updated on March 23, 2020
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