Wright Brothers National Monument
In Kill Devil Hills your group will find the Wright Brothers National Memorial, the monument commemorating the first successful, sustained, powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine.
Established in 1927, this memorial allows you to stand at the take-off spot of the first successful airplane flight by the famous self-taught engineers, Wilbur and Orville Wright. These brothers found themselves swept to Kitty Hawk on a wave of 'wind, sand, and a dream of flight', and after 4 years of scientific experimentation, they succeeded. It was December 17th, 1903, and the men took 4 successful flights in their flyers.
During your visit, you can see the camp building, hangar, monument on the hill, 1903 sculpture, and visitor center, all of which help you learn about the men behind the machine, as well as the history of 'aviation and the American spirit'. There are several lesson plans available through NPS for field trip groups, as well as daily ranger programs to take part in during your visit.
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