Thank you for visiting us! You are invited to explore here and see in person, the place that is part of the foundation of aviation as we know it, the birthplace of Wilbur Wright. Whatever your involvement in aviation, this destination should be on your list of "must-do's." Along with the homestead, you'll find exciting displays, an authentic replica of the Wright Flyer, an early research wind tunnel, replication of the Kill Devil Hills hangar, bicycle shop, historic documents and artifacts, even an F-84 Jet, and much more!
The existence of the museum depends on the benevolence and generosity of our visitors and members. The benefits of joining us are providing you various items of thanks for your support. The museum is a registered non-profit 501 C 3 organization. The museum staff and board are all volunteer to help keep the museum and community facility as affordable as is possible. The facility, like any, has ongoing operating requirements to provide the physical environment that the artifacts require to be sustained for current and future generations. We thank you again for your help and we look forward to your visit, whether virtually or hopefully in person. You can drive in, fly into the local airport, or if you have a helicopter, we have a landing pad right here on site! Thank you and welcome to the Wilbur Wright Birthplace Museum.
Explore our array of membership options designed to showcase your support and unlock exclusive benefits. Whether you opt for an annual, lifetime, individual, or family membership, your commitment plays a vital role in perpetuating the legacy of Wilbur Wright. Thank you for your enduring support!
Wilbur’s parents bought this 5 acres and house for $700 and they only lived here for three years. Along with the Wright family house is a Smoke House, Barn and an Outhouse.
This is a full-size replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer. This replica took 10 years to build and was meant to fly. The propellers are hand-carved. The motor is molded and cast into the replica 4-cylinder engine.
Replica of where they the Wrights stayed when returning to Kill Devil Hills site in 1901. They pitched a tent about 1,000 ft. east of the higher hill and built a rudimentary shed as a workshop.
Print and Bike Shops: The Brothers began their careers as printers. When they were unable to make a living at that, they began repairing and building bicycles. Check out the barber shop, dress shop, general store and school. Wood Carvings: Many of these carvings were made from wood taken from the original house and fence.
Visit our Gift Shop and website store. We are well-stocked with affordable items such as posters, key chains, shot glasses, T-shirts, and postcards etc.
We also have a Community Building that can be rented for Birthdays, Wedding, and other events. Become a member to receive annual or lifetime discounts. Contact us for pricing!
The museum is open seasonally from April 1st - November 1st, with some special events in the off season. Please visit our contact us page for daily hours of operations or our events page for out of season functions, like our Christmas walk on Nov. 24-25 and Dec. 1-2.