Hawthorn Hill, the Wright brother’s “success mansion” is available for educational tours thanks to a partnership between Dayton History and The Wright Family Foundation.
Constructed in 1913, the opulent Oakwood mansion was home to Orville, Katherine and their father Milton Wright. Orville lived in the mansion nearly 35 years until his death in 1948.
Many distinguished visitors have been guests at the house, including Charles Lindbergh, President Franklin Roosevelt, former Ohio Governor James Middleton Cox, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison.
Tours are conducted on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Advance, prepaid reservations are required; space is limited.
Tours depart from Carillon Park via shuttle promptly at the aforementioned times. Ticket price is $12.00 per person. A special combination ticket for admission to both Carillon Historical Park and Hawthorn Hill is available for $15.00.
Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991, the home provides a fantastic glimpse into the mind or Orville Wright, who designed the estate.
For additional information or to make your reservation, call Guest services at 937-293-2841.