Hawthorn Hill

Hawthorn Hill tours resume, Wednesday, July 8th!
Following guidelines from the state of Ohio, Hawthorn Hill is implementing the following COVID-19 procedures:
  • Masks will be required for all participants.
  • Tours will be limited to 9 people
  • The tours will still meet at Carillon Historical Park. 6ft social distancing will be observed on the shuttle and throughout the tour.
Member ($12 per person) and Non-Member Tickets ($14 per person):
COMBO ticket that includes admission to Carillon Historical Park ($22 per person):


Plan Your Future Visit

With its white pillars and twin porches, Hawthorn Hill has long been synonymous with Orville Wright and the Wright family. 
Upon completion in 1914, Hawthorn Hill became the residence of Orville, Katharine, and their elderly father, Bishop Milton Wright. Over the next 34 years, the mansion welcomed Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and other luminaries.


In March 2009, Hawthorn Hill became part of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. In June 2013, ownership was officially transferred to Dayton History. It is now open to the public, and though NCR remodeled the Colonial Revival home, they meticulously photographed Orville’s original décor. Dayton History is busy bringing the property back to its original appearance.
Hawthorn Hill Tours
Wednesdays & Saturdays: 10:00am, 12:30pm
Advance Pre-Paid Admission Required. Access to the site is via shuttle van from Carillon Historical Park. Space is limited. Call for availability.
$14 per person, $12 per Dayton History member
$22 per person
(Includes Carillon Historical Park & Hawthorn Hill!)
For More Information
(937) 293-2841