The Wright Brothers National Memorial is a monument dedicated to the brothers Wilbur and Orville, who have managed to fly the first airplane in December 17, 1903.
The Wright Brothers National Memorial is located in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. From their hometown of Dayton, Ohio, this is where the brothers went, based on reports by the U.S. Weather Bureau about the place's characteristic winds. The brothers also liked the privacy of being in this far-flung place.
On March 2, 1927, it was named as the Kill Devil Hill Monument. The War department first managed the monument, until the administration was transferred to the National park service in August 10, 1933. On December 4, 1953, it was renamed to its present name and was tagged a National memorial. On October 5, 1966, It was listed under the National Register of Historic Places.
Romaldo Giurgola and Ehrman Mitchell design the memorial's visitor center. On October 15, 1966, the center was named a National Historic Landmark. The national memorial is managed with the other national parks located in the Outer Banks – such as the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
Features of the National Memories include the Field and Hangar, the Visitor Center, the Kill Devil Hill and the Memorial Tower (an 18-meter Granite Monument with the inscription Wilbur and Orville Wright, designed by the New York based-Rodgers and Poor Architectural firm), and the Centennial of Flight (with a full-sized replica of the momentous flight, designed by Steven H. Smith.)