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Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

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Lovely little history museum in a historic cottage.

Great place to stop and hear about the history of Wrightsville Beach. Wonderful little gem. Kid... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2019
Time Machine

I have always wanted to stop here for the last 4 years and we seem to be in such a hurry. Last... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Carol S
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18 Feb 2019
“Lovely little history museum in a historic cottage.”
26 Sep 2018
“Time Machine”
A popular tour spot with beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
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303 Salisbury St W, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1819
+1 910-256-2569
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

Great place to stop and hear about the history of Wrightsville Beach. Wonderful little gem. Kid friendly. Interesting to hear about how the island was developed. The grand old hotels, Lumina Dance Pavillion featuring famous singers and big bands. Fascinating.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LornaDooneILM
Reviewed September 26, 2018

I have always wanted to stop here for the last 4 years and we seem to be in such a hurry. Last time I did and took several hours to enjoy the activities being staged in the parking lot. It seems the local artists actually...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Carol S
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Fun place to spend a half hour and learn about the history of the island. Fun and funny items to browse and completely child friendly. Don’t miss the playground out behind!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank traceyhimmel
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Worth a quick 15 min. walk through. Not much, but free. Hard to say more. Interesting old cottage and antiques and photos. Also, free water and lemon aid.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Bfroadking
Reviewed August 15, 2017

I've been to Wrightsville Beach 3 times now and never stopped in here. We originally tried to go here on a Monday but they were closed. It's nice for a free museum (they do ask for a small donation but we weren't pressured to give...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank OhGeeItsJen
Reviewed August 9, 2017

For a small localized museum, this was a great stop. An amazingly detailed scale model of Wrightsville Beach, NC in the early 1900s (it's 8+"long) plus the museum itself is housed in an original "beach cottage" that survived numerous hurricanes and an inferno. Knowledgible docents,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank NCnodrog
Reviewed July 29, 2017

I have to stop & visit every time I go...I always see something different, learn something new & the volunteers are the nicest, friendliest people. I stop because I love to talk to them & visit. There is one woman particularly that I look forward...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Vis2r
Reviewed January 20, 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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank mikesxpress
Reviewed January 12, 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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Dominique M
Reviewed September 28, 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank phillipb921
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