Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park is a five-unit park located in and around Dayton, Ohio.  The Wright Dunbar Interpretive Center, Wright Cycle Co. Bike Shop and Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center and the Wright Brothers Hill-Wright Brothers Memorial, Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site and the Wright Brothers National Museum at Carillon Historical Park are now OPEN.  
Please visit www.nps.gov/daav for updates about the status of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park’s visitor use facilities.
The Wright Cycle Company Complex  
The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center
Aviation Trail, Inc. Visitor Center and Museum

The Wright Cycle Company building
16 South Williams Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Main phone #: (937) 225-7705
SUMMER HOURS (March - October) Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday
Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center
2380 Memorial Road, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Main phone #: (937) 425-0008
SUMMER HOURS (March - October) Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday
Dayton History at Carillon Historical Park -- Wright Brothers National Museum 
1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409
Phone #: (937) 293-2841
Hours of Operation:
  • 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday
  • 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm Sunday
Closed on the following days: Thanksgiving Day, December 24 & 25 and New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site
219 North Paul Laurence Dunbar Street, Dayton, OH 45401
Hours of Operation:
  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
  • Closed Tuesday through Thursday
Closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
  • Last tour begins at 3:30 pm
For more information call (937) 225-7705
Hawthorn Hill
For more information and tour reservations,
contact Dayton History at Carillon Historical Park at (937) 293-2841
Mansion tours and times:
  • 10:00 am and 12:30 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays

Plan Your Visit

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

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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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