Wright Brothers National Memorial Plan Your Visit

Operating Hours Seasons

Wright Brothers National Memorial is open seven days a week, year round. The visitor center and Centennial Pavilion are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during summer months and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily September through May.

Getting There


The Norfolk, VA Airport (100 miles distance) and the Raleigh-Durham, NC Airport (200 miles distance) offer commercial airline service.

The Manteo, NC Airport (MQI) services private aircraft.

First Flight Airstrip located at the Memorial is available for air travelers. Use is limited to daylight hours.


From the North - Follow I-95 South to Richmond, VA. Take I-64 East toward Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Va. Take I-64 or I-664 to Chesapeake, Va. From I-64, take Exit 291B to Route 168, the Chesapeake Expressway. Once in North Carolina, Route 168 turns into US-158 East. Follow US-158 through Kitty Hawk to Kill Devil Hills, NC. Chesapeake Expressway is a toll-road which costs $2.00 each way.

From the West - Via I-95 into North Carolina. Take US-64 East toward Rocky Mount. Follow US-64 East through Williamston and Plymouth, NC. From Plymouth, NC keep going east to Nags Head, NC and the junction of US-158 through Nags Head to Kill Devil Hills, NC.

From the South - Coming from South Carolina, take I-95 to Wilson, NC. Take US-264 East through Greenville and Washington, NC. From Washington, take State Route 30 to Plymouth, NC and follow US-64 East to Nags Head, NC. Continue on US-158 through Nags Head to Kill Devil Hills, NC.

Public Transportation

Public bus transportation is not available in the area. Visitors access the Memorial via personal vehicle, local taxi service or small planes.

Getting Around

Set aside from one to two hours to view exhibits and tour the grounds.

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