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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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12:00 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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Fascinating and homely museum. Volunteer local staff talk about local history with real understanding. Local artefacts and pictures make it unique.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Bradford UK
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61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Fascinating and homely museum. Volunteer local staff talk about local history with real understanding. Local artefacts and pictures make it unique.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great free attraction to heighten your understanding of Wrightsville Beach history. Adorable HO scale model of the beach. Historian had a wealth of local knowledge and suggestions.

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The museum is located in the Myers cottage (ca. 1909). The displays show the history of Wrightsville Beach and even has some of the original furnishings from when the place was The Myers summer cottage. They have done pretty good for the space they have.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

After visiting this beach for years, I finally visited this museum. Had a lovely tour of the cottage and learned so much about the area that I never knew. So very glad I finally stopped to visit!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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