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The Wright Museum

77 Center St., Wolfeboro, NH
+1 603-569-1212
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Wolfeboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This Museum's purpose is to educate, entertain and inspire visitors with the story of WWII-era Americans often called "the greatest generation".

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Cromwell, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It's a step back into America from 1939 to 1945 with added military vehicles, and a changing exhibit. It's delightful!

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Dover, New Hampshire
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190 attraction reviews
1,104 helpful votes 1,104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Wright Museum of WW II History is devoted exclusively to the war years of 1939 to 1945. Besides having a permanent collection with dozens of outstanding exhibits, it features at least one special exhibit each year. The M3A1 Stuart tank that appears to have broken out through the building's front wall is an attention-getter. This seasonal museum is open... More

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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207 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We didn't expect to find such a wonderful place in the lakes region known more for its outdoor attractions. The museum is dedicated to WW2 and the years 1939 to 1945. The people who operate it were friendly and helpful. The short movie is a good start, and then you see Americana presented in many displays. After this you proceed... More

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Wakefield, New Hampshire
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We've been to the Wright Museum at least 6 times and we always see something new, as they have interesting changing exhibits. They now have an movie on the life of Ann Frank and a comprehensive display on her life in the gallery on the second floor. Allow plenty of time if you want to see it thoroughly and start... More

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New Hampshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed it very much. They had the Anne Frank Exhibit! I also enjoyed the film they showed. Love all the 1930-1945 era.. I will say if you read everything you would be there all day!!

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Holland Patent, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This museum is dedicated to the WWII years 1939-1945, telling not only what happened on the front, but also on the home front. My 91 year old Mom and I had such a good time, as it brought back many memories that she shared with me. While we were there, a very moving visiting exhibit on Anne Frank was there.

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Alton, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very unique to visit. The museum not only has many, many vehicles from WWII, but also has a lot of memorabilia from the era. What the homes looked like, a soda shop, and what life was like during the time. Took my father-in-law, a veteran of the war, and he was so impressed with the displays. Well worth the trip... More

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Orlando, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very well organized, detailed exhibits shows what it was like for soldiers and those on the home front 1939-1945. How often we forget or overlook the contributions every citizen made for the war effort. Very clean...very well done. A must see!!!

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Walpole, New Hampshire
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Many museums will focus on dry facts, but here you immediately are immersed in feeling and learning what life was like as the US entered World War II. Following the video you enter the Home Front exhibit showing all aspects of life from inside the home to ration stickers, scrap drives and how to lay out your Victory Garden. Next... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For those of us who grew up after WWII, visiting the Wright Museum was a great place to see what America was like during the 'war years'. I thought it would be more of a military museum, stuffed with all sorts of war making material; but both my wife and myself found the Wright Museum to be a wonderful reminder... More

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