Renovations continue at Wright Brothers National Memorial. The visitor center/museum will re-open fall 2018.
In addition to the facility rehabilitation, the exhibits will be anew-new exhibits and interpretive materials including tactile, interactive, and technological design and construction. Learn more about the Wright family and the years of work toward the First Flight.
The visitor center was added to the memorial in 1960. The center was designed by the firm of Mitchell/Giurgola of Phildelphia (later designers of the Liberty Bell Pavilion near Independence Hall). The structure design suggested the form of an airport terminal in the manner of the Eero Saarinen’s Dulles International Airport (Washington, DC). The building was one of several NPS Mission 66 projects. With the opening of the facility, the base of the Monument was closed and ceased to serve as the visitor center.
WBNM welcomes over 500,000 visitors each year.