Wright Brothers National Memorial

  • Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158 Kill Devil Hills, NC
  • (252) 441-7430

Attraction Info

Historic Sites

The Outer Banks was home to Wilbur and Orville Wright, who took to the skies for the first time on Big Kill Devil Hill (not named for their crashes!). Using the hill and large, flat stretches of land, the Wright Brothers soared in the sky more than 125 years ago, leading the way for airplanes and sky travel as we know them today. Visit the memorial and its museum, which first opened in 1960. Closed for two years of renovations to bring new, exciting and state of the art exhibits, the museum reopens in August 2018. If visiting prior to the opening, enjoy the grounds and follow the flight patterns from the hill to the large monument dedicated to the men who were first in flight.


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