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 CLICKING HERE.

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Visitor Center:

The Wright - Dunbar Visitor Center

16 South Williams Street

Dayton, OH  45402

(937) 225-7705


Dayton's National Park Summer Hours:

Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

*Open every day --  Sunday through Saturday

Summer Hours - from March through October

2020 Summer Hours begin on Sunday, March 1, 2020


Dayton's National Park Winter Hours:

  • CLOSED on Mondays and Tuesdays

  • Open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday

  • Winter Hours for 2020-2021 will begin in Nov. of 2020 and continue through February of 2021

Closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.


For details and seasonal date schedules see https://www.nps.gov/daav/planyourvisit/hours.htm

or please call (937) 225-7705 for the current park schedule. 

*The park schedule changes due to inclement weather and seasonal hours during the fall/ winter months.

The above hours apply to both Wright Dunbar Interpretive Center

and Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center.

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. Follow detour signs, or see info in the footer below.

* During inclement weather, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park follows the opening/closure decisions of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. For up to date operating status information during inclement weather, visit the WPAFB Operating Status page. This information is updated daily. You can also call (937) 225-7705 for more information.

At this time during the COVID-19 virus precautions, the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and Aviation Trail Visitor Center, the Aviation Trail Parachute Museum and the Wright Cycle Company are closed. They will remain closed until further notice. See the NPS statement here: https://www.nps.gov/daav/index.htm


For other sites on the Aviation Trail, see the posting on the  "Aviation Blog" page on this website for their status. Status is subject to change on a day-to-day basis.