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Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

303 Salisbury St W, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1819
+1 910-256-2569
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Not what you would think it is.

Old relocated house with a few pieces of take along literature and rooms full of "vintage" stuff... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Falmouth, Virginia
via mobile
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... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
Dominique M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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A popular tour spot with beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
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“the loop” (2 reviews)
“lumina” (6 reviews)
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303 Salisbury St W, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1819
+1 910-256-2569
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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.

Thank mikesxpress
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Dominique M
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.

Thank phillipb921
Reviewed 9 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.

Thank Lynne C
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...More

Thank Debbe A
Reviewed 22 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!

Thank BeachMartie
Reviewed 25 June 2016

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

Thank DaleTiffany1954
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank sandrah609
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...More

Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank J s
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