Wright Brothers Memorial

This memorial was built to celebrate two brothers out of Dayton, OH who in 1900 chose the Outer Banks to conduct a series of experiments that resulted in the world’s first powered controlled flight. Wilbur and Orville Wright’s story is the realization of a dream for the brothers and the beginning of a new era for mankind. The Wright Brothers Memorial is open 7 days a week, year round. Onsite is a visitor’s center, which includes the display of: A full-scale reproduction of the 1902 glider, a full-scale reproduction of the 1903 flying machine, an engine block from the original 1903 Flyer, and a reproduction of the Wright’s first wind tunnel.