It was from this 90-foot tall North Carolina
hill on December 17, 1903 that the Wright brothers
made the first successful sustained powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine.
Standing atop Kill Devil Hill today is a A 60-foot tall granite monument. This National Memorial is under the direction of the National Park Service and was dedicated in 1932. Besides the monument there is a visitor's center/museum, reconstructed buildings from the Wright brother's camp, markers indicating where the first flight took place, and a 3000-foot airstrip.