Aviation Trail August Event
at Woodland Cemetery

Thanks to the Woodland Cemetery staff and National Park Rangers for the tour of historic Woodland Cemetery in celebration of National Aviation Day, and Orville and Katharine Wright's birthdays.

See a slide show of photos below.

Sunday, August 19, 2018  •  4:00 PM to 6:00 PM 
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
118 Woodland Ave, Dayton, OH 45409, USA

Aviation Trail holds an annual event each August to celebrate the birthdays of Orville and Katharine Wright. Each were born on August 19, Orville in 1871 and Katharine in 1874. With 2018 being the 70th anniversary of Orville's burial, this year's Aviation Trail event was held at historic Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum.  This free event also celebrated National Aviation Day.

The walking tour  included the Wright Brothers grave site where attendees honored the Wright Brothers and their family. The tour  visited the other notables in the same section as the Wright’s including Paul Laurence Dunbar, the Mead Family, the Kiser Family, Preserved Smith and many more. The walk  continued up to the Lookout and concluded with a walk back down to the Mausoleum.

Cheez-its were served at the grave site of  Joseph Green, the inventor of the snack.  At the Lookout pavillion there was a cake honoring the Wrights, and  National Aviation Day, and wine was also served.

Left: Aviation Trail President Marvin Christian placed flowers on the Wright Brothers grave site.

Right: The Woodland Cemetery Lookout.

Photos of the event in slide show below:

Aviation Trail thanks all who attended!


Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

For details and seasonal date schedules see https://www.nps.gov/daav/planyourvisit/hours.htm

or please call (937) 225-7705 for the current park schedule.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours and for a map.


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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- In Partnership with the National Park Service


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