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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Lovely cottage from bygone days!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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167 reviews 167 reviews
82 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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25 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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26 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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54 reviews 54 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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27 reviews 27 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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