Wright Brothers National Memorial


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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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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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