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The Wright Museum

77 Center St., Wolfeboro, NH
+1 603-569-1212
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Wolfeboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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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Alton, New Hampshire
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
13 reviews 13 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Terrific memorabilia and my husband and I were amazed to get a chance to touch a Sherman and a Pershing tank....only wish we could have looked inside too

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Bayport, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This museum is Definetly worth a visit. The exhibits are informative and engaging. I really enjoyed looking at and reading the history of the modes of transportation and the military vehicles. At the time of our visit the museum had 60+ photos from the D-Day invasion, some never seen before. They were very emotional to view and read the stories... More

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Wright Museum of World War II History is an excellent place to see the 40's in context. From the moment you see the Sherman tank emerging from the brick wall in front to the soda fountain display to the photos of D-Day to uniforms, recruitment posters, and other artifacts, this museum has it all. Great outing for the whole... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

IN the quaint town of Wolfeboro,NH is a hidden jewel ! It is a museum about World WarII. It will captivate you!!!!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a place that we have driven by multiple times and always wanted to stop in but we were always on the way to or from other things at the time, but when we finally did, it was great! It is a walk through museum of World War 2, the war itself but also about the home front as... More

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Pittsfield, New Hampshire, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was amazed by how engaged our group of teenagers was by the displays, films, and stories about the WWII era they found at the Wright Museum. I mean, teenagers are a hard-to-please crowd, and all eight of them left the museum having learned something interesting, and having enjoyed their time, despite it being a beautiful day outside--perfect for a... More

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