McCook Field Celebration - 1917-2017

Update of October 5

Due to weather, the event at McCook Field scheduled for October 5 was rescheduled for October 6. There wIll be a ceremony on Friday, October 6, to dedicate the new historical marker, and attendees are welcome, but there will not be any exhibit/displays.

The rescheduled event will take place at 1:30 PM, Friday, October 6 at Kettering Fields (444 N. Bend Blvd). The base will not reschedule their picnic or kickball tournament. Parking will be available at the ball fields.

The event, to celebrate the McCook Centennial, is hosted by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which traces its beginnings to historic McCook Field. The field is located at 444 North Bend Blvd, Dayton, Ohio 45404.

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Status of Aviation Trail sites regarding visitors during the COVID-19 precautions: Status on Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park buildings as of December 3. All indoor facilities closed.


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.


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.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours.

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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