Wright Brothers National Memorial


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Wright Brothers National Memorial

Address:1401 National Park Dr
Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:252-473-2111
Fax:252-473-2595
Web: www.nps.gov/wrbr/
Size: 428 acres.
Established: Authorized as Kill Devil Hill Monument National Memorial on March 2, 1927; transferred from War Department on August 10, 1933; redesignated on December 1, 1953.
Location:On the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the town of Kill Devil Hills, midway between Kitty Hawk and Nags Head at milepost 7.5 on US158.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Guided tour.
Special Features:The first sustained flight in a heavier-than-air machine was made here by Wilbur and Orville Wright on December 17, 1903. Site includes museum exhibits, reconstructed camp buildings, the first flight area, and a 60-foot granite monument perched atop 90-foot-tall Kill Devil Hill commemorating the achievement of these two visionaries from Dayton, Ohio.

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According to Ken Howard, Director of the North Carolina Museum of History, The North Carolina Museum of History is excited to be working with the National Park Service to provide a temporary home for their reproduction of the Wright Brothers 1903 Flyer while the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center is rehabilitated.
The Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center was designated a National Historic Landmark on January 3, 2001.
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Centennial of Flight Commission and LinuxForce have developed the 2003 Flight Forecast as a national competition that challenges K-12 students to predict weather conditions for December 17, 2003 at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina where thousands of people will gather to mark the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight on December 17, 1903.
Today, visitors to the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, can walk in the footsteps of these two brilliant inventors and see where they developed one of the machines that transformed the 20th century.
Today, at the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills, a 60-foot granite pylon stands atop a hill near where the Wright machine first flew.
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Today, visitors to Wright Brothers National Memorial will be treated to the same feeling of expectation the Wright brothers felt that December day.
The Wright Brothers National Memorial visitor center includes a full-scale reproduction of the 1902 glider and the 1903 flying machine developed by the brothers.