Graphic image showing photo of Paul Laurence Dunbar next to a special-issue National Park passport stamp for the Paul Laurence Dunbar House.

National Park offers Dunbar House passport stamp

In Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, NAHA News /

Do you collect National Park Passport stamps? Starting Friday, Feb. 5, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park will offer a special passport cancellation stamp for the Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site as part of its month-long celebration of Black History Month. The stamp will only be available during February.

Visitors can get their passport books stamped at the Dunbar House between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (The last tour of the day begins at 3:30 p.m. each day.)

The Passport To Your National Parks program promotes visitation to America’s national parks with a pocket-size guide book that resembles a U.S. passport. National park fans can affix special stamps to their passport books and have their books cancelled at parks. Passport books are on sale in national park gift shops and online.

The Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial, operated by Dayton History, was the last home of the famed African American poet. The house is also one of the units that makes up Dayton’s national park.

Visitors may also get a “Race to Dayton’s Amazing Aviation Places” passport stamped. Wright-Dunbar Inc. offers a free Wilbear Wright stuffed bear to those who collect passport stamps at six or more designated aviation heritage sites.

The Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site is located at 219 West PL Dunbar Street, Dayton, Ohio. Please enter through the visitor center entrance on Edison Street (around the corner from the Dunbar House). For more information, call (937) 224-7061.