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Wright Brothers National Memorial
Wright Brothers National Memorial Camp house interior © John Bunting
Another view of inside of Wright Bros. cabin at Kill Devil Hills
WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MEMORIAL
WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MEMORIAL
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Manteo, North Carolina   27954

Phone: 252-441-7430
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The first successful sustained powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine were made here by Wilbur and Orville Wright on December 17, 1903. A 60-foot granite monument dedicated in 1932, is perched atop 90-foot tall Kill Devil Hill commemorating the achievement of these two visionaries from Dayton, Ohio. <P>A visit should include touring the museum exhibits, participating in a ranger conducted program, touring the reconstructed camp buildings and first flight trail area, and a climb up Kill Devil Hill to view the memorial pylon. <P>
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Plane - Parking at the Airstrip is limited tie-down area is restricted to 24 consecutive hours or a total of 48 hours during any 30-day period. Pilots who wish to stay longer for other purposes may tie down at the Dare County Regional Airport, where fuel and rental cars are available. <P> <br>Car - The park is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the town of Kill Devil Hills. The Visitor Center is 15 miles northeast of Manteo, NC on US-158. <P> <br>

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