Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is the final resting place of Wilbur and Orville Wright, their sister Katharine Wright Haskell, and their parents Bishop Milton Wright and Susan Koerner Wright.
After you pass through the main entrance gate, stop at the office on the right and pick up a map of the cemetery. Use the map to navigate to the Wright Brothers’ Lot in Section 101. You can either drive or walk there. A small sign points the way from the road. Look for the flags to find the site.
Be sure to look for the brochure in a holder near the grave marker. It provides a brief and interesting summary of the lives of the Wright family. Don’t miss the fascinating account of the mother of the Wright Brothers.
If you have time, stop to appreciate the view from Lookout Point (the highest point in the city) and see the gravesites of some of the other notable people buried in the cemetery, including poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and writer Erma Bombeck.
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum also offers scheduled and self-guided tours.