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Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum

October 30, 2020

The Wilbur Wright Birthplace pays tribute to a man who rose from obscure beginnings in Indiana to become one of the world's great inventors.

With his younger brother, Orville, Wilbur Wright cut through centuries of myth and miscalculation to bring man's centuries-old dream of flight to reality.

In the museum, visitors can relive the historical moment when Orville took his turn at the controls. It was December 17, 1903, at 10:35 am. The engine was started, the securing rope was slipped, the plane moved forward, and after a 40-foot run along the rail, the flimsy craft rose slowly into the air. In the words of Wilbur, "The age of flight had come at last!"

  • A life-size replica of Wright Flyer on display
  • Restored birthplace home of Wilbur Wright
  • Main Street set as 1903
  • Timeline of the life of Wilbur Wright
  • Exhibit of Kitty Hawk campsite
  • Shelter house and picnic area in a peaceful rural setting of East Central Indiana
  • Henry County Wright Flyers, Inc. RC air strip (AMA membership required)


Wilbur Wright Birthplace

Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum
1525 N Co Rd 750E
Hagerstown, IN 47346
Additional Information: 765-332-2495

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Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum

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