Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP is working on a plan to resume limited operations in accordance with the State of Ohio Responsible Restart Ohio Plan, the White House Phased Resumption of Services Plan, and Center for Disease Control guidelines by July 17, 2020.

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All visitors are strongly encouraged to follow CDC and State of Ohio COVID-19 guidelines, including social distancing of at least six feet and the wearing of cloth face coverings.
Be advised that the limit of ten visitors at a time in the Wright Cycle Company may lead to a wait before entry. Rangers will provide activities and outdoor programs if this becomes necessary.
The park will continue to monitor the situation and may make changes to this plan as needed. We look forward to welcoming you back to your park!


Plan Your Visit

Dayton is the proud home of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, a “must-visit” attraction for your future visit to Dayton.


While the National Park sites are closed to visitors during the COVID-19 health crisis, you can still enjoy these short clips from our National Park Service rangers, museum curators, and museum directors as they tour you through various displays in their museums.

Was Dayton the original Silicon Valley?

During the Progressive Era, Dayton held more patents than anywhere else in the world. Inventions included the airplane, the step ladder, and the ice cube tray just to name a few. For Further Discussion: what Dayton inventions are still in use today? How did the inventions in Dayton change the world? Why was Dayton home to so many inventors?


Other Aviation Sites

Aviation attractions are beginning to open!  Please take a moment to tour them virtually while you plan your visit to Dayton, the Birthplace of Aviation and So Much More!

Take a Daycation for More Family Fun

After exploring the National Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, you'll be hungry for more learning, and exploring and Dayton does not disappoint!  We've put together multiple "Daycation" ideas for you and your family and friends!


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