Wright Museum of WWII
Wright Museum of WWII
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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This Museum's purpose is to educate, entertain and inspire visitors with the story of WWII-era Americans often called "the greatest generation". The Wright Museum is open seasonally from May 1st to October 31st.
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KittyChick
Kentucky101 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
This was the perfect rainy day activity! We arrived around 1 pm and enjoyed all 3 hours before they closed at 4 pm. The Wright museum does a fantastic job of showing what WWII was like for Americans at home, and how the war impacted daily life. This is a very unique perspective and one I have never seen illustrated so well. Children and teens will be especially interested to see how the lives of kids their age changed, due to the unified sacrifice of the nation. I strongly encourage you to visit this museum, it’s worth your time and entry fee.
Written October 14, 2020
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Andrey N
Flower Mound, TX3,614 contributions
Aug 2019
My wife and I spent several hours this museum. Many artifacts and facts from the WWII period. The exhibits are beautifully displayed, and especially enjoyed the Time Tunnel, which takes you through the years 1939-1945. The volunteers that one encounters all throughout the museum are knowledgeable and friendly.Highly recommend if you are interested in this period in American history.
Written January 1, 2020
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kianme
New Jersey72 contributions
Oct 2020
I am a huge WWII buff and for years have always wanted to stop at the Wright Museum on our way to the White Mtns. This year, we had two extended trips to the area and planned a full day visit to the museum in early October. Our visit was mid-week, so it was not overcrowded.
We were greeted by Jack, one of the veterans with the museum, in the main entrance area. He explained the exhibits in that area to us and led us into the first room to start the tour. We had a great conversation with Jack. I shared with him the story of my grandfather who was in the Navy and commissioned by his squadron CO to do photography for his unit. I was able to share with him some photos that my grandfather had taken of General MacArthur on a PT boat in the Philippines. The museum tour was about three hours for us. The displays are all well thought out and included a brief video in the auditorium, "walk through history" displays in the Time Tunnel, as well as the large two story room that housed all of the wartime vehicles including jeeps, trucks, motorcycles, tanks and airplane. We were fortunate to attend when the exhibit Memories of World War II - Photographs from the Associated Press Archives was open. This is a great attraction for all ages! Looking forward to another visit next year.
Written December 13, 2020
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TracyNicole
Dallastown, PA77 contributions
Jul 2021
After touring the National WWII Museum in New Orleans in 2019 I expected to find another WWII museum hard to compare. I was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the Wright Museum was! While much smaller than the one in New Orleans, it packs a wide variety of interesting exhibits and vehicles from the time period. My husband and I spent a full Friday afternoon here reading through everything. The gift shop featured reprinted newspapers from the 1940s which made for a great souvenir. This museum is a must see for anyone staying in Wolfeboro that enjoys history!
Written October 20, 2021
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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, be sure to visit us again sometime.
Written August 1, 2022
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Andrew B
Somerville, MA1,050 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
A main focus of this museum is what life was like for civilians in the US during World War II. The museum does an excellent job of this. The museum also has a good collection of WW II military vehicles, military uniforms and related artifacts
Written June 16, 2022
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Thank you for the positive review!
Written August 1, 2022
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191plf
Wolfeboro, NH75 contributions
Mar 2021
This museum was absolutely amazing. The exhibits were well done and easy to follow with explanations and docents to answer any questions. The main floor has an interesting array of motorized vehicles, I.e. tanks, jeeps and other armored vehicles. Above this area is a walk around depicting many aspects of the war effort. Another area is made up of vintage magazine covers from the era. There are also life sized replicas of life on the home front during the war. Along the way there are interesting videos to view. Plan on spending half a day at this unique museum.
Written May 22, 2021
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Thanks for the great review. Come back again.
Written May 31, 2021
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Kimberly C
Wilton, CT23 contributions
Sep 2021
We spent a little over an hour walking around the museum. Jack who gave us an intro as very knowledgeable and great with our kids. There are displays focused on the war and also what home life was like during those years. Definitely worth a visit.
Written September 8, 2021
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Joli G
Mamaroneck, NY280 contributions
Aug 2020
This place is awesome! I have been to many WW2 and historical museums including those in France and Belgium and this is really special. It is small but packed with information. The guides were able to answer questions. This museum includes a lot of exhibits about life in the United States during the war. We spent 2 hours but could have spent much more. The museum follows Covid guidelines and we felt very safe.
Written September 23, 2020
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dohistory
12 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
What an incredible museum! Excellent overview of WWII on the Homefront and Battlefield. Personal artifacts, moving stories, and a room filled with WWII vehicles make for an informative and interesting visit. Unlike other museums, the vehicles are in a large open area so you can get very close and imagine the experiences of the brave men who fought in them - makes you feel so grateful for all those who sacrificed so much for us
Written July 8, 2021
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Thanks for visiting, be sure to come back and visit us again.
Written August 30, 2021
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imcookn
Oceanside, CA215 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Wow, what a gem hidden away in the countryside of New Hampshire!

The museum consists of two very well done areas. One, the effect the war had on the homefront and then the obvious war area.

The greatest generation was just that, The Greatest Generation! My dad served in the merchant marines in the South Pacific during WWII and would have enjoyed the recognition of merchant mariners in the museum!

The docents are a great wealth of knowledge and share generously. Some are veterans which I really enjoy talking to since I am a vietnam veteran.

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Written October 6, 2021
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Wright Museum of WWII is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM