Location

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.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours.

Parking:

From W. Third St., turn south on Williams St and then turn left on Fourth St. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the Visitor Center parking area.

CLICK HERE for a parking map.

Travel Note - Third St. Bridge closure:

The Third Street Bridge will be CLOSED beginning Jan. 1, 2020 until approximately Oct. 2021. Visitors can use the Fifth St. Bridge or the Salem Ave. Bridge as detours from downtown Dayton. A file with more detailed instructions for visitors traveling from the north or south via I-75, or from the east and west via US35 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

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Aviation Trail, Inc. Event

The Celebration of Orville and Katharine Wright's Birthdays

ATI Members Invited to Tour New Dayton Metro Library

Join Aviation Trail, Inc. as we celebrate both Orville and Katharine Wright’s August 19 birthdays

at the newly opened library. Tour the new facilities, experience the area’s history in the Dayton Room,

and share some cake with Wilbear as we honor these famous Daytonians.

DAYTON METRO LIBRARY
E. Third St. at Patterson Blvd.
Parking on the lower level. Enter from St. Clair.
Saturday, August 19th, 2017, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Check out the birthday cake!
(Lots of chocolate!)
Check out the Dayton Room!
(Historical memorabilia!)    
Check out Dayton’s newest library!
(Tour up and down, in and out!)
Check out a book or two!
(Or even return one!)

To celebrate the mutual birthdays of Orville and Katharine Wright on Saturday,  Aug. 19, Aviation Trail, Inc. (ATI) will tour the new $64 million Dayton Metro Library.

 

The tour is free with free parking underneath the library with access from St. Clair Street.

 

The library's Dayton Room, where valuable artifacts related to Wilbur and Orville Wright are archived, will be a highlight. Archivist Bill McIntire will talk about the room and have on display various memorabilia from Wilbur and Orville Wright.

 

Everyone can share the Wright's birthday cake in one of the buildings many conference rooms. 

 

The new library exists because of the generosity of Montgomery County taxpayers who voted  "yes" to a $187 million levy to improve library facilities throughout the system. Do come and enjoy this jewel in the crown of the Dayton Metro Library system.