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Wright Museum of WWII

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Address: 77 Center St., Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Phone Number:
+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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Reminiscent of bygone days...

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Patricia N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I read the advertisement for this place. We finally went and we had such a great visit. The museum was well laid out extraordinary things from 1939-1945! This place holds a lot of military history and many other things from the era of "The Greatest Generation". This is when our country worked and sacrificed together. This is a must see... More 

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Chaumont, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Visiting Wolfeboreo, NH, we were advised to visit the Wright Museum. So glad we did - not only a WW II museum, but also a look at the life of Americans from 1939 to 1945, Kids, adults, history buffs, and Americana lovers will enjoy this visit. A brief video starts a self guided tour, and some of the artifacts you... More 

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