Aviation Trail Announcement

At a press conference on August 19, 2016, Aviation Trail announced the acquisition of two historic buildings in the Hoover Block of Dayton's West Third Street in the Wright-Dunbar neighborhood. The Pekin Theater building and the Fish Market buildings lie just to the east of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park building at the corner of S. Willliams and W. Third. The plans are to renovate the buildings and the facility into an aviation educational site. The announcement was made at ATI's annual celebration of the August 19 birthdays of Orville and Katherine Wright, and National Aviation Day. (See the previous post of August 15, and the "Events" page for more on the celebration).


Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

For details and seasonal date schedules see

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.


Aviation Trail, Inc.

- In Partnership with the National Park Service


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