Wright Factory Buildings featured in NY Times story

A recent New York Times article, written by noted aviation author Christine Negroni , presents an interesting story about the Wright Factory Buildings and the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. This story, and another story by the author on some of the Aviation Trail sites, appeared in the December 13 NY Times, and brings great exposure to the factory project and the Dayton area. Christine Negroni is an American aviation and travel writer whose work appears in the New York Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Air and Space, Fortune , Airways, and other publications. She is also the author of several books, including Deadly Departure (2000) and The Crash Detectives: Investigating The World's Most Mysterious Air Disasters (2016).[9/27/16 published by Penguin Books]. Links to the two articles are shown below:

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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.


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