Ohio Open Doors

Behind the Scenes Tours of Special Collections & Archives, Wright State University

September 11 and 12, 2018

Interested in the Wright Brothers, aviation history, genealogy, or local history? Want to see what goes on behind the scenes here in the Archives? Join us for a tour of Special Collections & Archives on September 11 and 12. Tours will be held Tuesday, September 11, from 3:30-5pm, and Wednesday, September 12, 5:30-7pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to see items from the Wright Brothers Collection, historical aviation material, and letters, diaries, and photographs documenting life in the Miami Valley, as well as a behind the scenes tour of the Archives. Space is limited, so please call 937-775-2092 to register. The event is part of Ohio Open Doors week, a program of the Ohio History Connection.

Discover Ohio’s amazing heritage Fri., Sept. 7, through Sun., Sept. 16, as historic buildings and landmarks across our state open their doors for special tours and events during the statewide event Ohio Open Doors. Explore fascinating places that reflect Ohio’s rich heritage, some open especially for Ohio Open Doors events or offering behind-the-scenes looks that aren’t ordinarily available.

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COVID-19 Closure Updates

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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