"A Milestone in History" Wright Brothers National Memorial by grandmaR
Wright Brothers National Memorial Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 43 photos
Most people think that the Wright Brothers made their first flight at Kitty Hawk. But that's just the place that the telegram was sent from.
The 60-foot granite monument on top of 90-foot tall Kill Devil Hill commemorates the first successful sustained powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903. And the monument is on Kill Devil Hill, because that's where the first flight was made.
I didn't climb up Kill Devil Hill, although there might have been a nice view.
The NPS recommends that a visit should include touring the museum exhibits at the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center Page and at the First Flight Centennial Exhibit Buildings, participating in a ranger conducted program, touring the reconstructed camp buildings and first flight trail area, and a climb up Kill Devil Hill to view the memorial pylon.
Written May 4, 2005
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