Wright Cycle Company

wright-cycle-company-bicycle-shop-daytonAdmission to the Wright Cycle Company is free.

  • Open:  Open daily 9am – 5pm (Closed Mon & Tue from Nov thru Feb)
  • Location: (Map It) 16 S. Williams St. in Dayton, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-225-7705
  • Web: Click here
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The Wright Cycle Company building is just outside of the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center in Dayton, Ohio. Visitors are free to see where two of the world’s most famous inventors labored in their craft. Two buildings where the Wright brothers worked at their cycle and printing businesses are still standing at their original locations here and are open to the public. Their restored printing businesses, where they worked from 1890 – 1895, can be seen at the adjacent Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center. The Wrights had five different bicycle shops, this being the fourth location. The restored building was home to the Wright’s bicycle business from 1895 – 1897. It is where they were when they became obsessed with flying. And from there, these men, self-trained in the science of aviation, went on to build the world’s first manned powered, heavier than air machine capable of free, controlled and sustained flight.