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Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

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Address: 303 W. Salisbury Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Phone Number: 910-256-2569
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A popular tour spot with beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

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Nice place to visit

The people there love to share the history of the island. Very nice! It does however get crowded. The place is very small and not much parking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Yvonne T
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The people there love to share the history of the island. Very nice! It does however get crowded. The place is very small and not much parking.

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Expect a 1000 sq. ft. display of life at the beach with emphasis on the early 1900's. Wrightsville Beach has a rich and diverse history of cottages, recreation and escape from stridency that is quickly giving way to gold coast development. This is a great look back at the good old days".

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158 reviews 158 reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Perfect rainy day choice...learn something ! The "something" is the history of the island and some nature exhibits, It is free and friendly...and it won't take but an hour or so.

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austin
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104 reviews 104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

very informative on what things were like when the beach life started in the early1900's loved learning about all of it. Reminded me of the Great Gatsby. They talk about the trolley's going from Wilm. and about the Lumina Palace. Go see!

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Burke, Virginia
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23 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

First we stopped at the Visitors Center next door and we were greeted by an exhuberant promoter of Wrightsville Beach. Then off to the museum. The small beach cottage is full of artifacts form the turn of the 20th century and bathing suit advertising through the 60's. The museum takes you from iit's hey day, great fire, and devastating Hazel... More 

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went in after listed hours, but it was still open. It is small, but very informative. We had our own personal tour guide. I believe she ran and operated the museum full time. There is no cost, but they do accept donations.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a small, free, museum when you first come onto the island. The ladies were very helpful in explaining this history of this trendy island.Take 15mins out of your day and stop by. It's worth it.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have lived here for 10 years and have never been, what a great experience and will be back. The people that work there were great and knew a lot about the local area!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A quick trip through the history of Wrightsville Beach. An extremely nice lady gave my wife and I a quick tour through their museum and enlightened us with her personal knowledge of the area and the by-gone days of the beach. Very informative and personal.

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Wilmette, IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were lucky to have a docent here on our visit, by the name of Josh, who added to our enjoyment of this museum by sharing his incredible knowledge and obvious enjoyment of history of the area. Ask to see one of the videos if you have the time.

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