- Historic Sites
Wright Brothers National Memorial
On display in the visitor center are a full-scale reproduction of the 1902 glider, a full-scale reproduction of the 1903 flying machine, an engine block from the original 1903 Flyer, and a reproduction of the Wright's first wind tunnel. Here, visitors can also climb Big Kill Devil Hill for a breathtaking view of the area from sound to sea and stand on the same spot where the brothers made their first flights. Atop the Hill, stands the 60 ft. Pylon - the site where Wilbur and Orville conducted their glider experiments and a large granite boulder marks the spot where the first plane left the ground.