Visitor Center:

The Wright - Dunbar interpretive Center &

Aviation Trail Visitor Center

Hoover Block Building_W. Third St. Side.
Wright Cycle Co_

Update of April 21, 2021


16 South Williams Street

Dayton, OH  45402

(937) 225-7705

Site #’s 1a, 1b, and 1c:

The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and Aviation Trail Visitor Center, Aviation Trail Parachute Museum and the Wright Cycle Company re-opened indoor facilities for visitors on April 21, 2021 after being suspended as of Dec. 3. After a period of special hours (10 to 4, Wed. through Sun.), as of July 18, 2021 the days are now expanded to seven days a week, (still 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM). Prior to this, the outdoor spaces have been open, and will continue to be so. The park phone number is (937) 225-7705.

As of 7-28-21 a federal facemask order is in place in the park.

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. 


Current hours are 10 AM to 4 PM, Seven Days a Week.

The hours listed below are the normal hours for summer and winter, but during the current COVID-19 precautions, these are not applicable. The hours listed above will apply. As of October 18, 2021, these hours will continue seven days a week into the winter until further notice*.

*Please Note: The usual seasonal hours as listed below are superseded by the special hours as shown above. 


Dayton's National Park Summer Hours:

Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 •Open every day --  Sunday through Saturday

Dayton's National Park Winter Hours:

  • CLOSED on Mondays and Tuesdays

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


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

For details and seasonal date schedules see


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 the Wright Dunbar Interpretive Center.

* 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.

Travel Note - Third St. Bridge is now open.

The Third Street Bridge that was closed for reconstruction as of Jan. 1, 2020 has now opened for traffic as of December 2, 2021. Visitors no longer need to use a detour.