Hawthorn Hill – Orville Wright’s Mansion

Admission to Orville Wright’s Hawthorn Hill Mansion is $14/person.

  • Open: Call in advance to schedule a tour for Monday – Saturday from 9:30am – 5:00pm or Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00pm.
  • Location: (Map It) 1000 Carillon Blvd. in Dayton, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-293-2841
  • Web: click here

Orville Wright’s Hawthorn Hill Mansion in Dayton, Ohio has only in recent years been opened for public tours. Inside you’ll see the various inventions Orville Wright made from his reading chair to his shower. The sprawling grounds once had droves of people chanting outside for Orville’s house guest, Charles Lindbergh. The house was to be a joint residence of both Wilbur and Orville but Wilbur died before its completion. However, Orville’s sister and father lived in the residence. The estate was nicknamed Hawthorn Hill because it has over a hundred Hawthorn trees and the mansion sits on top of a hill. Tours last approximately one and a half hours long (limit of 10 people per tour).