Dayton Aviation Heritage National 

Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

There are seasonal hours during the fall and winter months.  Please call  937-225-7705 

for the current park schedule.


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Aviation Trail, Inc. - In Partnership with the National Park Service


Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, a five-unit park is located in and around Dayton, Ohio. 

Tour a minimum of eight of the amazing aviation sites listed in our brochure.

View our Events and Projects page for details on upcoming events. 

Aviation Trail Inc. Parachute Museum


The Aviation Trail Parachute Museum was established to honor David Gold, whose parachute collection is considered one of the most comprehensive private parachute collections in the world and to tell the story of the local development of the freefall parachute at McCook Field.


​David Gold passed away on February 4, 1985, at the age of 67. In 1986, his estate donated his collection to Aviation Trail, Inc. The books, papers, reports, photographs, and films were sent to nearby Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio. The rest of the collection was retained by Aviation Trail, Inc. at the Aviation Trail Visitor Center and is available for research. The materials at Wright State University are available for research in the Special Collections and Archives section of the University’s Paul Laurence Dunbar Library.


Access to those materials is available at this link - click here for WSU archives materials


CLICK HERE for much more on the Parachute Museum page, and see the story of the Parachute Museum interviews, and video links to the interviews.