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“Great museum and boat trip”

New Hampshire Boat Museum
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Wolfeboro
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Museum features many of the finest examples of vintage mahogany and antique boats on a rotating basis, including; Gar Wood, Chris-Craft, Century, Dodge, Penn Yan, Lyman and Hacker. There are runabouts, race-boats, canoes, guide boats, and sail boats. Whether you are an outboard, steam, paddle or sail enthusiast, the displays, enhanced with archival photos, trophies and models, bring to life a truly grand era of boating. If you love the fine craftsmanship of a vintage boat, the aura of a time gone by, or the camaraderie of being with people who share your interest in preserving the past; the New Hampshire Boat Museum offers you many venues to explore through exhibits, events, and educational programs.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 13 August 2012

We visited the boat museum, and though it is small, we learned interesting things about boating on the lake. The most unique was the truly horse-powered barge. We also appreciated the work being done to preserve antique boats and to teach young people how to build boats and to sail. The highlight was the boat ride on a replica of a 1928 wooden speedboat down at the harbor. The boat tour was fun and informative. On a hot August day, the breeze was very welcome. If you do both museum and boat ride, there is a combo discount. The ticket stubs are good for a return visit, so we passed them on to our friends who live in New Hampshire.

1  Thank Ladira
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

We have visited the boat museum a few times over the last six years and have enjoyed our visit each time. To see the old wooden speed boats was really neat. The museum does a great job immersing families in the craftsmanship of old antique boats and the history those boats have gone through over the years. There are plenty of activities for both adults and children to enjoy.

Thank Joshua A
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

The museum is small and nicely done. It would be better if it were on the water or at least had a water view. The best thing about the museum is the annual auction they hold mid-summer. It's a terrific opportunity to pick up an antique boat, or for that matter any boat, for a good price. There are also unique nautical antiques available to help decorate your Adirondack style lodge. The boat auction is a fun day for sure.

Thank Diningdiva045
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

The "museum" is very small, it is basically one room. We looked at everything there in about ten minutes. It is not interesting for young children at all. Did not go on the antique boat ride, but the museum is not worth the price of admission.

2  Thank mello11
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

I too highly recommend the antique boat ride. What a treat! The best $20 we spent all week. The driver/host is informative and fun. The boat is beautiful. And of course the lake is stunning.

Thank Spiffnme
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