Wright at Home

Join Dayton History for a very special Hawthorn Hill open house on April 28 from 12:00–5:00 pm!

Reservations Required • Space is Limited

Tickets: (937) 293-2841

Act fast! Wright at Home, Dayton History's special Hawthorn Hill open house, only happens once a year. And it sold out the past three years!

Reservations required: (937) 293-2841

During Wright at Home, visitors join the ranks of Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison as guests to Orville Wright's success mansion.

Stephen Wright, the Wright brothers' great grand-nephew, will interpret his family's home alongside Dayton History staff members.

The Oakwood Historical Society, co-host of Wright at Home, will provide walking tours of the surrounding historic Oakwood neighborhood. Light refreshments will be served.

Join us for this special visit to Hawthorn Hill, the world's first pilot's last home on April 28 from 12:00–5:00 pm. All proceeds benefit Dayton History and the Oakwood Historical Society.

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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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