New Hanover County Resident Free Day

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The first Sunday of each month, New Hanover County residents, students and employees are admitted to Airlie Gardens FREE of charge! TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE. Valid ID or proof of residency must be shown upon arrival.

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Yes, you must reserve tickets in advance for NHC Resident Free Day. Discount will show at check-out. Tickets are only valid for date reserved. Valid ID or proof of residency required at check-in for each adult ticket reserved. Tickets are limited and can sell out.

January 3rd
February 7th
March 7th
April 4th
May 2nd
June 6th
July 4th
August 1st
September 5th
October 3rd
November 7th
December 5th

Cities of New Hanover County Include

  • Wilmington
  • Carolina Beach
  • Wrightsville Beach
  • Kure Beach
  • Castle Hayne

Forms of valid ID accepted:

  • License
  • Piece of Mail
  • Deed/Rental agreement
  • Student ID- UNCW, Miller Motte, CFCC
  • NHC Employee ID

NO – Enchanted Airlie requires a separate ticket.