Dayton Aviation Heritage National 

Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

There are seasonal hours during the fall and winter months.  Please call  937-225-7705 

for the current park schedule.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours.


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


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- In Partnership with the National Park Service


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Parachutes in the News

Updated: Jul 1, 2019

See the links below for fascinating photos and stories on the NASA and Boeing tests of the CST-100 Starliner parachute system that were held this week. The series of tests provides data for safe return to earth from planned trips to the International Space Station.

NASA blog: https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2019/06/28/starliner-parachute-system-finishes-two-tests-in-one-week/

New Atlas blog: https://newatlas.com/boeing-starliner-final-parachute-test/60300/

For more on parachute history, see the Aviation Trail Parachute Museum webpage at:


and @parchutemuseum on twitter