DescriptionThis 431-acre area on the Outer Banks is on the US 158 bypass, at Milepost 7.5 in Kill Devil Hills. The Wright Memorial atop Big Kill Devil Hill was dedicated in November 1932 to Orville and Wilbur Wright “in commemoration of the conquest of the air.” The first sustained flights by a heavier-than-air powered machine were made nearby on Dec. 17, 1903.
The visitor center contains reproductions of the 1902 glider and 1903 flyer as well as displays about the evolution of aviation and NASA space exhibits. The grounds have markers showing the distance traveled during the first four flights as well as reproductions of the Wright brothers' living quarters and hangar buildings.
Allow 1 hour minimum. Daily 9-5. Closed Christmas. Admission $7; free (ages 0-15). Phone (252) 473-2111.
GEM DescriptionDedicated “in commemoration of the conquest of the air,” the visitor center displays replicas of the brothers' famous flying machines, the 1902 glider and 1903 flyer.