Wright Brothers National Memorial Entrance Fees Increase
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
Outer Banks Group Superintendent, Michael B. Murray, announced today that effective April 22, 2006, the per person entrance fee will increase. The entrance fee will increase to $4.00 per person and their receipt will be valid for seven days. This new entrance rate will include 16-year-olds who previously entered free. Those 15 and under will continue to enter the monument free of charge. The annual park pass will remain at $20.00 and individuals holding a Golden Age, Golden Access or National Park Pass, in addition to children 15 years old and under, can enter free. Fees are collected daily year-round, including holidays. Payment can be made at the entrance booth.
Golden Age, Golden Access and National Park Passes can be purchased at the entrance booth as well. Golden Access passes are free with proof of disability. Golden Age Passports are $10.00. Both of these passes are valid for a lifetime. The National Park Pass is $50 and is valid for one year. All three of these passes allow the bearer free entrance to any National Park unit in the country.
Effective January 2007, the National Park Service will be implementing a servicewide entrance fee payment structure. This structure will standardize entrance fees at all units of the National Park Service. However, since the park is implementing this rate increase for the Wright Brothers Memorial in 2006 the entrance fee at Wright Brothers will not fall into the standardized rates until 2008.
For further information, please contact Sue Titchenell, Park Fee Program Manager, at 252-473-2111 ext. 122.
Did You Know?
The world’s first passenger flight took place at Kitty Hawk on May 14, 1908. Wilbur Wright flew the plane and Charles Furnas, a mechanic, was the passenger. Orville and Furnas then made a flight together of over 2 miles.