Thing to Do

Attend a Ranger Program

A uniformed park ranger speaks in front of visitors with arms out open.
A park ranger speaks to visitors.

Kurt Moses/NPS

Attend a ranger-led program and learn more about the Wright Brothers! 

Wind and Sand

Our Wind and Sand program is a great overview of the Wright Brothers and the events that occured here in the development of the first flight. The 30 minute program highlights the evolution of the Wright Brothers from bicycle mechanics to aviation legends. This program will take you on a short walk to the site of the brothers' camp and to the location of the first flights that occured on December 17, 1903. (offered daily at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm)


0-1 Hours
Programs vary from 30 minutes to 1 hour or more. 
All ages are welcome!
This is an outdoor led program. Pets are allowed on leashes no longer than 6 feet. 
There is a fee to enter the grounds of Wright Brothers National Memorial.
The programs take place at the Visitor Center or beneath the large white tent across the parking lot. See specific program for details. 
No reservations are required, just show up outside at the time of the program. 
The Wright Brothers National Memorial grounds do not offer a lot of shade. On hot humid days, heat exhaustion can set in very quickly. Check the weather and heat index before you come and make sure to bring water and sun protection! 
Times vary depending on the program. See details. 
Accessibility Information
The program is generally accessible. The program will take visitors along paved sidewalks near the visitor center. It will start at the patio, where visitors can sit for the first few minutes. The rest of the program will involve walking and standing, either on the sidewalk or grass, near the reconstructed camp buildings. 

There is not a lot of shade on the grounds. On hot humid days, heat exhaustion can set in very quickly. Make sure to bring water and sun protection! 

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Last updated: April 25, 2022