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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
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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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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78 reviews 78 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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