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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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Smash Hit: History Meets Nostalgia

This museum is a perfect side trip with your family on a cloudy day in the beautiful NH Lakes region. It is good enough to be a destination on its own and simply perfect for an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This museum is a perfect side trip with your family on a cloudy day in the beautiful NH Lakes region. It is good enough to be a destination on its own and simply perfect for an afternoon when the lakes don't beckon. Beautifully arranged, the Time Tunnel will take you through each year of the war, allowing you to visit... More 

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Grafton, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This museum has exhibits on both the home front and battle front during WWII. The home front exhibits brought back memories of visiting my grandmothers home as a child. The WWII vehicles exhibit is impressive. Well worth a visit when in the Wolfboro NH area.

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Center Harbor, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I just came from the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro and I am so happy to have finally visited this wonderful place which is just down the road from where I live! This is a museum which focuses on the American Experience from 1939 to 1945, how the nation pulled together in the name of Victory during WWII, and the sacrifices... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The other comments are spot on. A visit here gives you a feeling of what it was like to live in America during the war. The military hardware exhibits are well balanced with domestic examples.

Thank LakeGeezer
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

this is a must see place to stop it brings history alive the museum tells not only about the war it tells the story of hardship and courage of people who lived this time in history small children may get bored but older people wont its well worth a trip there give yourself plenty of time its bigger thanit looks

Thank George A
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

If you are into history and ww2 this is a place you should visit a lot of neat history 1939 to 1945 about how they survived while the war was happening and a lot of war mementos

Thank Kim B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

My son is a 12-year-old WWII Buff so our vacation choice had to do with going here (a 4-hr drive from where we live). It was worth it. The focus of the museum is on the home front and I took away a LOT , thinking of how US citizens were included in the war effort - from recycling bacon... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The Wright Museum of WW II is one of jewels of the Lakes Region. I visit this museum at least once a year based on the special exhibits and/or events. “Private Charles J. Miller: New Paintings from the South Pacific” was the attraction for this visit. In 2015, I saw the first exhibit of his paintings and was very impressed.... More 

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Alton Bay, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This museum will take you back to the hardships of WWII and the technology of the times. It will remind us all of the the great country we are. Watch for special exhibits and be sure to have time enough to browse the entire exhibit. All branches of the military are on exhibit and is worth the price of admission.

Thank Guy C
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Really awesome experience. Very nicely done and educational. This museum is really well run. Would recommend to anyone visiting town.

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