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Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

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Address: 303 Salisbury St W, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1819
Phone Number:
+1 910-256-2569
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 12:00 - 17:00
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A popular tour spot with beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

A popular tour spot with beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

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Very educational, in a fun way!

I have been trying to get down to this museum for a while. I fianlly got the chance this past fall and spent well over an hour and a half there. Every room is fascinating, a... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Dominique M
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Falmouth, Virginia
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305 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Old relocated house with a few pieces of take along literature and rooms full of "vintage" stuff. And don't forget your "loop" Tee shirt. Sad.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I have been trying to get down to this museum for a while. I fianlly got the chance this past fall and spent well over an hour and a half there. Every room is fascinating, a treasure trove of trivia and history. The 3D miniature recreation of the island in its early years is really wonderful, and it is very... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The museum was so poorly done. I was looking forward to seeing the history of the island and all that was shown was a model of the island and pictures for sale.

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Thank phillipb921
Portland, Oregon
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223 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We've been to this little museum on the Loop several times and it never fails to entertain, especially if you have a connection to Wrightsville Beach. The volunteers are wonderful, full of information and very friendly.

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Thank Lynne C
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a well curated small museum. It is a former beach cottage set up the way they were when the beach first became popular. It has many photos and displays that show the history of the beach, the devastation from Hurricane Hazel and the Lumina and what life was like there decades ago. Takes about an hour to go... More 

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Thank Debbe A
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Learn about the trolley that once was the main way to get to Wrightsville, the old cottages (not many left!), Lumina, the devastating fire, and the long-gone and wonderful way of life!

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Thank BeachMartie
Greensboro, North Carolina
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Definitely recommend stopping here. The original beach trolley car from 1920 was really exceptional. Staff was great too.

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Thank DaleTiffany1954
Wilmington, North Carolina
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Josh was our docent. He was very friendly, engaging, interesting, and had an encyclopedic amount of local knowledge. The museum itself is an original 1907 Tidewater Electric beach house that some forward thinking individual salvaged and moved from its ocean front location inland to its present location on Harbor Island. Pictures, artifacts, paintings, and models cram the interior rooms. Wrightsville... More 

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Thank sandrah609
Charlotte, NC
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497 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Max was our tour guide and he was wonderful, personable and oh so very knowledgeable about the area and the history. How nice it is that folks had the forethought to move this1909 cottage to the new location to serve as a welcome center of sorts to the historic Wrightsville Beach area. Much of the interior still furnished in the... More 

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Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is a small historical area museum. It's a great stop over if you never been to Wrightsville Beach. What makes this museum unique is the miniature model off the beach area in times gone by. The detail is really amazing. You can almost feel that you are transported back to the days when the beach had a trolley as... More 

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