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Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

303 W. Salisbury Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
910-256-2569
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: A popular tour spot with beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

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austin
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102 reviews 102 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
19 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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45 reviews 45 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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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A nice clean museum with a lady inside that grew up in the area. She knew everything! Interesting to see the pictures from the 40's

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Chester, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Great, friendly and welcoming staff in this very informative little museum which is a period cottage. The Hurricane Hazel exhibit was very interesting as well as the model buildings and charming furnishings. Bought a nice memoir/cookbook "Smidgens" and took a free aerial poster of Wrightsville. It's great to know the history of a place and this museum is an excellent... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is an absolute must do while in Wrightsville. Take a walk around the loop and stop in for a free tour. Small museum but very well run. A kudos to the immunity that supports it.

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