It was another great day at Wright Brothers National Memorial. The park is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Thank you to all who joined us inside the visitor center today! To those who couldn’t make it, we can’t wait to see you soon!
We hope to see many of you tomorrow morning at the visitor center. The grand reopening ceremony begins at 9:30 am and entrance to the park for the entire day will be FREE!
After taking a look at all the new exhibits inside the visitor center, step outside and take a look at all of the interactive and educational exhibits focused on aviation, historic preservation, and STEAM-based activities (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). Activities and exhibits provided by:
-Berlin Airlift Foundation
-Civil Air Patrol
-Dare County MedFlight
-Dare County Radio Control Flyers
-Elizabeth City State University’s Mobile STEM Lab Initiative
-First Flight Society
-Jockey’s Ridge State Park
-Kitty Hawk Kites
-Military Aviation Museum
-National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Monitor Marine Sanctuary
-North Carolina Department of Transportation - Aviation Division
-North Carolina Forest Service
-Outer Banks History Center
-Outer Banks Lighthouse Society
-Outer Banks Repeater Association
National Park Service Rangers will also provide outdoor interpretive talks at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. The talks will begin on the back patio of the visitor center and end at First Flight Marker 1.
See you in the morning!
And that’s a wrap! Come see the 1903 Wright Flyer reproduction during the Grand Reopening of the Wright Brother Visitor Center tomorrow! The ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 9:30 am and it is a fee free day!
The 1903 Wright Flyer reproduction was a generous gift to the American People from Harry B. Combs prominent pioneer airman, Aviation leader, and published author. It was presented to the National Park Service on December 17, 2003 during the First Flight Centennial.
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Our staff looks forward to providing visitors with lots of park information at this brand new info desk in the visitor center. Make sure to check out the photo of the info desk back in 1963!
See you at the visitor center grand reopening ceremony tomorrow at 9:30 am!
Formations, Inc. contractor and Cultural Resource Manager Jami Lanier are shown setting up a unique display in this video.
After their successful flights, Wilbur and Orville disassembled the 1903 Flyer and took it to Dayton, Ohio for storage. During the Dayton Flood of 1913, water got into the shed where the flyer was stored - staining the fabric. The Wright family donated the fabric section shown in this video to the National Park Service in 1960.
After enjoying the Wright Brothers National Memorial visitor center and the visitor center’s store this Saturday, make sure to check out the brand new Junior Aviator Store. The store is a new concept by Eastern National that incorporates a product demonstration and activity space for young visitors and families.
The Junior Aviator Store will be located in the building that has been the temporary visitor center the last two years.
We can't stop looking at this 1938 photo of the monument and a view of the Outer Banks looking south. Wow!
The Wright Brothers National Memorial visitor center was officially opened to the public on July 15, 1960 and dedicated on December 17, 1960, the 57th anniversary of the first successful powered flight.
The visitor center will officially be reopened this Saturday morning at 9:30 am. Two more days!
Say hello and let us know if you plan on visiting us this Saturday morning. There will be plenty of things to do and see in the visitor center and on the grounds!
Believe & Achieve Your Dream
Come visit us at Wright Brothers National Memorial this Saturday morning and learn about what the Wright brothers' believed they could achieve*. On October 20, following speeches and a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 am, the park's National Historic Landmark visitor center will reopen for the first time since the fall of 2016. You do not want to miss this event! *SPOILER ALERT: On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright achieved their dreams and made history.
We’ll be reopening our visitor center in one week! See you on October 20th at a very special grand reopening ceremony starting at 9:30 am!
It was so exciting to see the replica 1903 Wright Flyer unloaded and returned to the Flight Room this morning.
We can't wait to welcome visitors back to the visitor center on October 20th!
The reproduction 1903 Wright Flyer is on its way back to Wright Brothers National Memorial!
Yesterday, Formations, Inc. exhibit contractors started building a sand landform. Once completed, the reproduction 1903 Wright Flyer will return to the visitor center and be placed on top of the landform. We can’t wait until October 20 when the visitor center reopens!
Some of the new exhibits started arriving yesterday. We can’t wait to show you all of them when the visitor center reopens on October 20th!
Join us this Saturday (9/29) for a special Light Art show and concert starting at 6:30 pm! Admission fees will be waived for this popular event.