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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
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A popular tour spot with beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

A popular tour spot with beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

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Great introduction to the area

This is a small historical area museum. It's a great stop over if you never been to Wrightsville Beach. What makes this museum unique is the miniature model off the beach area in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a small historical area museum. It's a great stop over if you never been to Wrightsville Beach. What makes this museum unique is the miniature model off the beach area in times gone by. The detail is really amazing. You can almost feel that you are transported back to the days when the beach had a trolley as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Volunteer Anne S. was a gem both in her giving me island history, sharing her joy of all things Wrightsville Beach and telling me about the 125 journals that were left to the museum by a local couple who left a journal with pen for one-page entries by just anybody passing by. Lovely idea and intriguing journal content! Delightful stop... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum is located in a quaint little cottage. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. I enjoyed viewing the historic furnishings and displays. Museum is located on the Wrightsville "loop" so it is convenient to stop in during your walk around the island.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The museum offers a look at life on Wrightsville Beach in days gone by. With little cottages and tiny kitchens which is so different that the crowded island of today.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Great little museum that offers a view of the early days of Wrightsville Beach. Wish we still had these little cottages instead of the monster houses that dominate today.

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winkieunc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

A small museum showing the history of area. Very friendly staff willing to help. Worth a visit if this is your first time to the area.

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FERNANDINA BEACH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My wife was a Wrightsville Beach girl in her early years. She was more than familiar with the museum, the old Myers Cottage, formerly on South Lumina Street on the island, as her family lived in the house for several years in the late 1940's and early 1950's. It is an interesting flashback to days when life was less stressful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We spent a pleasant hour here learning about how the beach was in bygone days. The model was very interesting as were the displays on a period kitchen and bathing attire. I particularly likes the display on Hurricane Donna, the storm of the century. I experienced this storm in Florida but it continued to wreck havoc up the coast. I... More 

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Bradford UK
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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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