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Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

303 W. Salisbury Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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Type: History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The Museum is housed in a turn of the century of beach cottage. The cottage was due for demolition and the local community raised the funds to move... more »
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We came by on a Tuesday afternoon in May and were there for about an hour and 30 minutes. We really enjoyed our visit and will be back. We like that the museum is made from a 1909 Wrightsville Beach cottage. The cottage is furnished to look like it used to - furniture, clothes, etc. We got to see and... More

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North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Cute little house with lots of artifacts, pictures and info. The kitchen was my favorite! Knowledgeable staff person onsite, few shirts for sale, great porch, free parking, great quick stop in Wrightsville! Recommend.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

We loved our visit to this museum. When you go be sure and have a seat in the living room and ask them to play the 30 minute PBS documentary on Wrightsville Beach's Lumina. What wonderful stories and information. Hollywood really need to do a movie about this place, it would be as big as the Titanic movie! After learning... More

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Cumming, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Staff knew their history and made it interesting. Many fun old history stories and lots of memoriabilia. BTW, closed on Mondays.They also have lots of souveniers for sale.Very close to hotel.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Love this little museum. You won't spend more than an hour there, but in that time, you'll learn tons about the island. They've done a great job of showing the now and then and you can get a good sense of what it was like back when. Staff is super friendly and knowledgable. They love what they do and can... More

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