Made possible through funding from the Airlie Gardens Foundation, we are pleased to offer a 7-passenger accessibility open air tram service at Airlie. This service is included in general garden admission and runs on a first come first serve basis. The tram service is volunteer based and does not run every day, please see our Tram Schedule for availability. Calling prior to your visit to make sure trams are running as scheduled is recommended. Guests are encouraged to walk the grounds on their own in addition to riding the tram. The tram runs continuously throughout the garden making several stops along the way at our designated tram stops, allowing guests to explore.
- Tram FAQs
- There is no charge for the tram service, it is included in general garden admission.
- The tram is operated solely by volunteers and does not run every day. Please call prior to your visit to make sure the trams are running as scheduled.
- The tram is not wheelchair accessible.
- There are several tram stops throughout the gardens where guests can hop on and off at their leisure.
- The tram does not run during the months of January and February due to colder weather conditions.
Please note that our Tram program is volunteer operated and dates are sometimes added or removed, so please check the schedule frequently. This schedule is kept up to 2 months in advance. If you have any questions about the Tram, please call our main office at (910)798-7700.
Airlie is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), buildings, restrooms and most garden pathways are wheelchair accessible. Guests may also experience mixed paths made of mulch, gravel, and grass. There are many resting benches throughout the tour, and a few picnic tables nestled with in the gardens. Wheelchairs are available at the Guest Services Desk on a first come first serve basis. There is no charge for this service, but an ID is required for wheelchair check out.
NARRATED TRAM TOUR
Experience an overview of the Garden on one of our open air trams, highlighting seasonal blooms and areas of historical significance. Groups of up to 6 per tram will be driven through the gardens by our volunteer tram drivers. Tour package includes admission to the Gardens and a 30-45 minute private tram tour. Trams are not accessible to all Garden areas so guests are encouraged to explore the grounds on their own after their scheduled tour. Trams are not wheelchair accessible. We recommend contacting us at least a two weeks in advance so we are able to coordinate a Volunteer Tram Driver to lead your group. Click here to view all guided tour options and to request more information. Tours only available Monday – Friday, Advanced reservations required.
(Min. 6/Max. 12) $9/person
Guided tours are not included with Garden Membership benefits