Wright Route FAQs
What is the Wright Route?
Over the past several months, the National Aviation Heritage Area, Outer Banks Forever and the First Flight Society have worked closely with the National Park Service at Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and Wright Brothers National Memorial to unite the Wright brothers’ stories from Dayton, Ohio, to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, through virtual and in-person learning experiences.
The “Wright Route” looks to provide the public with a fuller picture of the brothers’ lives and work, promote collaboration and dispel myths about a rivalry between the two national aviation parks. Many of the activities included as part of the “Wright Route” are inspired by Orville and Wilbur themselves, like biking, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, photography and more.
Wright Route is not associated with, sponsored or maintained by a travel agency or a tourism bureau. It is a free online resource for educational purposes.
Is the Wright Route accessible?
Yes! Please note: This is not a complete list, as some sites along the Wright Route do not have accessibility information available online.
Accessibility information for sites in Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Aviation National Historical Park (Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, Wright Cycle Company, Huffman Prairie Interpretive Center)
Accessibility information for sites in Norfolk, Virginia
Accessibility information for sites in Kitty Hawk & Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Accessibility information for excursions
Does the Wright Route cost anything?
The Wright Route is a free educational experience created in partnership by the National Park Service and its nonprofit partners Outer Banks Forever, National Aviation Heritage Area, and the First Flight Society. Some sites along the Wright Route may require tickets or an entrance fee, and toll roads exist on routes between Ohio and North Carolina.