Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial

Explore Paul Laurence Dunbar's home, which still includes many original furnishings. Dunbar was the first African-American poet to gain international recognition. The house and interpretive center contain his original Remington typewriter, a bicycle - given to him by the Wright Brothers - and more pieces from the writer's life.



The house was the first state memorial to commemorate an African-American. Public tours are led by interpretive guides. 


219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar Street

Dayton, Ohio 45402


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