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Paul Laurence Dunbar House

219 N Paul Laurence Dunbar St, Dayton, OH 45402-6502
+1 937-313-2010
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Impressive and Inspiring

Enriching experience learning about a significant author. Consider watching the short film first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheScubaLyons
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Ohio
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The Paul Laurence Dunbar House is part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP, primarily because it... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Gabe10101
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Lexington, Kentucky
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219 N Paul Laurence Dunbar St, Dayton, OH 45402-6502
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"local history"
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"poet"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enriching experience learning about a significant author. Consider watching the short film first to fully appreciate his talent and contribution. The home is beautiful and the ranger did an excellent job of bringing us back in time.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The Paul Laurence Dunbar House is part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP, primarily because it has historical significance and is located about 3 blocks from the Wright Brothers Cycle Shop. Dunbar was a child of freed slaves who grew up in Dayton. He achieved...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Takes only about an hour to see everything. Very fascinating history that not many people know. Definitely go on a day when there is a ranger there so you can get the tour of his house. It's a very neat exhibit.

1  Thank Brent H
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We have been to Paul Lawerence DUNBAR'S house several times. The grandkids get the biggest joy from viewing the bathroom. It has period fixtures. Very entertaining!!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Mr. Dunbar's house tour, video and small museum are all free, run by the National Parks. He was a poet, novelist, newspaperman and master of music lyrics. He was a big deal, not just in African American circles but in U.S. and European society. There...More

3  Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

The House is well preserved and interesting. More interesting is the history about Dunbar and his family. Dunbar played an important part in history, establishing African-American writers. Didn't know that this is part of the National Parks System.

1  Thank retiredtravelers2016
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

they've done a wonderful job of keeping the Dunbar home as it was in his time-so great to walk through and feel as though time stopped and he'd be walking through the door at any moment. it brings his accomplishments forward and to life-it's easy...More

1  Thank Ibegonenow
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We didn't know much about Dunbar before visiting Dayton, only what we'd read about his connection to the Wright brothers. But we learned a lot visiting this beautiful home. The ranger who gave us the tour was cheerful and engaging, and every room in the...More

1  Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

The Paul Laurence Dunbar House was built by Dunbar for his mother. It has been restored to look as it would when he was still alive and lived there with his mother. The tour is done by State Park employees but is free (donations). Parking...More

Thank Roger J
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

It is sad that the National Park Service feels the need to include this site in the Dayton Aviation Heritage complex of Wright brothers landmarks. Paul Laurence Dunbar went to school with Orville Wright and they were supposedly friends even though I have never come...More

Thank MTravi
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