Paul Laurence Dunbar Birthday Party

Saturday,June 23

Sunday, June 24

11:00am to 3:00pm

Dayton's National Park, in collaboration with the Dunbar Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), will be hosting a birthday party to commemorate the life of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Saturday, June 23 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The event will feature tours of the home, hot dogs and chips, veggie burgers, cake and ice cream, music, storytelling and Dunbar's poetry. Everyone is invited! The event is FREE.

The fun continues Sunday, June 24 (11:00 am to 3:00 pm) with activities slated for our youth. Adventure abounds with games, trivia, poetry, and more birthday cake and picnic items throughout the day. Kids of all ages will be able to experienced the same kind of games Paul Laurence Dunbar did.

And it's free!

The Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site is located at 219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar Street, Dayton, Ohio. Please enter through the visitor center entrance on Edison Street (around the corner from the Dunbar House).

Tours of the home are free and available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (last tour at 3:30 pm).

For more information call 937.225.7705 or email Ranger Gregg at


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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- In Partnership with the National Park Service


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