We are dedicated to preserving the legacy of Wilbur Wright and his contributions to aviation. Our mission is to promote public awareness and appreciation of Wilbur's life and accomplishments, as well as to maintain and operate the Wilbur Wright Birthplace Museum as a historic site. As a non-profit 501(c)(3), we rely on the generosity of donors and supporters to help us achieve our mission. Your support allows us to continue providing educational programs, preserving the legacy of Wilbur Wright, and maintaining the museum as a historic site. Without the support of our donors and supporters, we would not be able to carry out our important work. Thank you for your support in helping us to make a difference.
We do this by providing educational programs, exhibits, and events that inspire and inform visitors of all ages. Our society works to acquire and preserve artifacts related to Wilbur Wright and the Wright family, ensuring that they are available for future generations to learn from and enjoy.
In addition, we strive to maintain the beautiful grounds surrounding the museum, including a nature trail and picnic area, for the enjoyment of visitors. We rely on the support of our members and donors to carry out our mission and preserve the history and legacy of Wilbur Wright for generations to come.
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!
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The museum is hosting a festival! We will have food, fun, cars, and more! Come out and support the Wilbur Wright Birthplace Museum and have some fun doing it! Hope to see you there! If you want to be a sponsor or set up a vendor booth contact us below!