Fees & Passes

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An entrance pass is required for every person to enter Wright Brothers National Memorial. Save time at the gate, and purchase your entrance pass online.

Entrance Fee-Free Days for 2024

On eight days in 2024, Wright Brothers National Memorial will waive its entry fee. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2024:

  • January 15: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • April 20: First day of National Park Week
  • June 19: Juneteenth National Independence Day
  • August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • August 19: National Aviation Day
  • September 28: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day
  • December 17: 121st anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight

Wright Brothers National Memorial is a cashless operation. All major credit and debit cards are accepted.
Pass Description Cost
Individual Adult (16 and older) $10
Children (15 and younger) Free
With Federal Recreational Lands Passes Free
With Every Kid Outdoors Pass (4th-grader & family) Free
Wright Brothers Annual Pass $35
Commercial Tours Sedan (seating capacity of 1-6 passengers) $25 + $7/person
Van/ Small Bus (seating capacity of 7-25 passengers) $40
Motorcoach (seating capacity of 26+ passengers) $100
The individual entrance fee allows entry for one individual 16 years of age and over traveling in a private non-commercial vehicle, or with an organized non-profit group (e.g., service organization, scouts, church groups, etc.) for 1-7 consecutive days.
The Wright Brothers National Memorial Annual Pass (available for purchase at entrance station) allows unlimited entry to Wright Brothers National Memorial for 12 months from date of purchase. Pass admits the passholder(s) + 3 adults (16 years of age and older).
For commercial tours, passes are not applicable for commercial tour fees.

All Golden Age and Golden Access Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes

All of the various National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands passes are accepted for entrance into the park. Pass admits the passholder(s) and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, and passholder(s) + 3 adults (16 years of age and older), at per person fee areas.

Visit the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes website for additional details about the various passes.

Educational Groups

Entrance fees may be waived for educational groups visiting the park as part of their accredited curriculum. The fee waiver application and associated materials must be submitted at least four weeks prior to your visit.

4th grade entrance pass
Fourth-graders and their families can visit over 2,000 federal lands for free with this pass.

Every Kid Outdoors

This initiative allows every fourth-grade student and her or his family to visit over 2,000 federal lands—such as national parks, national forests, and national wildlife refuges—for free! For additional information, and to print off a paper pass, visit everykidoutdoors.gov.

Bring your paper pass to Wright Brothers National Memorial and you can exchange it for a more durable and wearable plastic access pass.


Free Access for U.S. Military Veterans and Gold Star Families

As of November 11, 2020, Veterans Day, U.S. military veterans and Gold Star Families now receive free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests. This free access program is a way to thank America’s veterans and Gold Star families for their support of our country and to encourage them to explore recreational opportunities on their public lands and waters.

Veterans, for the purpose of this program, are identified as individuals who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, and are able to present one of the following forms of identification when entering a national park.

  • Department of Defense Identification Card (CAC Card)

  • Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)

  • Veteran ID Card

  • Veteran designation on a state-issued U.S. driver’s license or identification card

Gold Star Families are the next of kin of a member of the United States Armed Forces who lost their life in a “qualifying situation”, such as a war, an international terrorist attack, or a military operation outside of the United States, while serving with the United States Armed Forces.

Before visiting a federal recreation area, Gold Star Family members must download, print, and self-certify through signing a voucher to present to the ranger or place on the vehicle dashboard at unstaffed sites.

U.S. military veterans and Gold Star Family members can find out more and download the Gold Star Family Free Access Voucher by visiting this free access program's National Park Service website.

Last updated: April 9, 2024

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Wright Brothers National Memorial
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954


252 473-2111

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