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Wright Brothers National Memorial

Kill Devil Hills, NC


First Flyer

"Wind, sand, and the dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, where they achieved the first successful airplane flights on December 17, 1903. With courage and perseverance these self taught engineers relied on teamwork and the application of scientific process. What they achieved changed the world forever".

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Wright Brothers Monument.

The Wright Brothers Monument.


Reconstructed 1903 camp buildings.

The reconstructed 1903 camp buildings include a hangar and living quarters.

Wright Brothers Memorial Visitor Center.

Walking from the camp buildings to the Visitor Center.
The Wright Brothers Monument.

The Wright Brothers Monument sits atop Big Kill Devil Hill a 90 foot sand dune.


The dining area in the living quarters.

The dining area in the living quarters.


The Birthplace of Flight.

The Birthplace of Flight in the Visitor Center.
Wilbur Wright bust.

A bust of Wilbur Wright flanks the monument.


The stove and kitchen area of the living quarters.

The stove and kitchen area of the living quarters.


A replica of the 1903 flying machine.

A replica of the 1903 flying machine.


A plaque marks the first takeoff.

A plaque marks the spot where the first airplane left the ground.
A view of the camp buildings and landing points.

A view of the camp buildings and landing points for the first four flights.

For more information on the Wright Brother Memorial, click below:

National Park Service - Wright Brothers National Memorial

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Last modified on Friday, August 13, 1999 16:15:58