Wright Brothers National Memorial

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National Parks
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Wright Brothers National Memorial:

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National Parks
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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Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center has announced it has reopened to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the First Flight, following two years when the center was closed for upgrades to the building and its displays, the company said.
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.