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Wright Museum of WWII

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Address: 77 Center St, Wolfeboro, NH 03894
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+1 603-569-1212
00:00 - 00:01
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 00:01
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This Museum's purpose is to educate, entertain and inspire visitors with...

This Museum's purpose is to educate, entertain and inspire visitors with the story of WWII-era Americans often called "the greatest generation". The Wright Museum is open seasonally from May 1st to October 31st.

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A Wofeboro NH Treasure

This is a small, but mighty, museum with a remarkable collections of a wide variety of artifacts from the World War II era. It is beautifully curated with galleries of interest... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
louise g
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a small, but mighty, museum with a remarkable collections of a wide variety of artifacts from the World War II era. It is beautifully curated with galleries of interest to young and not-so-young, male and female. One of my favorites is a period exhibit of a dental treatment room! The museum features many and varied lectures and special... More 

Thank louise g
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

When or if you are ever in Wolfeboro,NH, the Wright Museum should be one of your stops if you appreciate history . It is truely a time capsule and you can easily spend a few hours there if you wish, especially on a hot summer day or a cold winter afternoon.

Thank Paul D
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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

So much history of the WWII era. Actual keeps, tanks, medic vans, etc. staged by decade so you can advance through the time warp. The post office is great and also the kitchen set up! A must see in wolfeboro nh!

Thank Patricia N
Meredith, New Hampshire
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

So thorough and entertaining, we've enjoyed several visits. Particularly rewarding in the company of members of the Greatest Generation. So great to see so much of American life as it was in the period from the late 1930s to the mid 1940s both at home and abroad. The museum pays great tribute to the heroes of the time, our parents... More 

Thank Sr_bigotes_12
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016

It may look small from the outside but don't be fooled, this 'Little Museum' is BIG inside with a treasure trove of information on WW II and especially how it was to live on the 'Home front' in the New England area and support the war effort. The walk through timeline rooms dating from 1939 to 1945 is really interesting.

Thank Jerry R
Bristol, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

You must allow plenty of time here. Surprisingly at least two hours maybe three. Don't miss the time tunnel. Separate areas reflecting each year of WW11

Thank LorettaG87
Liverpool, England
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Visited on off chance and was an interesting couple of hours. Starts with a video and then onto room of artefacts from the US home front, then through each year of the war finishing up with the artefacts including tanks and lorries, both inside then some outside. Volunteers helpful and around to help and keen on their subject Cost was... More 

Thank Childwall56
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have been to this museum a couple times as they have a wonderful permanent exhibit but also fascinating temporary exhibits (summer 2016 had a special exhibit on Pearl Harbor). The museum focuses on both the everyday life in the United States from 1939-1945 and the war. The collection would rival the Smithsonian. Spend a couple hours here. You won't... More 

Thank Cat L
Andover, United States
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This museum gives the impression of being a typical military look at WWII, and it does have a large collection of restored vehicles and other memorabilia from the war. But don't be put off if, like me, war history isn't your thing. The first large room is about the home front by theme (amusements, children's games, kitchen and rationing, etc),... More 

Thank Lisa G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The displays in this museum were a good summary of life during WWII. It offers a glimpse into the American culture of that time with music, magazines, toy, uniforms, and other items used during that era. It also has an impressive display of tanks used during the war. This gave me a greater appreciation of the dangerous duty of soldiers... More 

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