Wright Museum of WWII

Wright Museum of WWII, Wolfeboro

Wright Museum of WWII
5
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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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TracyNicole
Dallastown, PA69 contributions
Impressive museum
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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mldobek
Wrentham, MA23 contributions
Amazing museum
Oct 2021 • Couples
Very interesting history of WWII. Information on life from 1939 to 1945, in the US and Europe. Probably the most Patriotic time in our country
Written October 6, 2021
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imcookn
San Diego196 contributions
Respect the sacrifice for FREEDOM
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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Kimberly C
Wilton, CT19 contributions
Interesting exhibits
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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njltraveler
Tenafly, NJ28 contributions
Hidden Gem
Aug 2021
This was a nice surprise. The museum is packed with so much information in a very easy to view setting. The people who worked there were knowledgeable and able to share so much information about this time in history
Written September 2, 2021
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annk198
16 contributions
Learn something new.
Aug 2021
What a pleasant surprise. An outstanding museum. When you arrive you are greeted and provided an explanation on the museum and the best way to view it. That was very helpful. The layout flows nicely and tons of exhibits. I would like to go back and spend more time. So much to see.
Written August 2, 2021
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Thank you for visiting, we are so glad you enjoyed your time here. Please make sure to come back next year!
Written August 30, 2021
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dohistory
12 contributions
Amazing museum
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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Maurene_K
Dover, NH9,184 contributions
YET ANOTHER GREAT SPECIAL EXHIBIT
May 2021
Going up to Wolfeboro to visit the Wright Museum of World War II to see one or both of the yearly special exhibits has become almost an annual trip for me.

The draw that brought me up on this trip was this year’s first two exhibits that ran together:
1. WASP: The Untold Story
2. Women and the War Effort: Recruiting Posters of World War II

Although there were some photos and a uniform, most of the WASP: The Untold Story exhibit focused on the award-winning 60-minute video “Women of Courage” which was the story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) of World War II. The video depicted the life at WASPS at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas where the WASPS were trained 1943 to 1944. It showed them undergoing the same rigorous physical training as the men. Footage showed them doing chin ups. My favorite parts of the video were the interviews with actual WASPS many years later. They talked about their jobs to train male combat pilots, test experimental warplanes, repair planes, deliver new planes from the factories to bases, etc.

The second exhibit, Women and the War Effort: Recruiting Posters of World War II, had over two dozen recruiting posters from that era. There were posters for WACS (Army), WAVES (Navy), SPARS (Coast Guard), and women Marines. Although all the posters have wonderful historic value, I thought that this exhibit wasn’t all that great because it was posters and info boards.

The highlight of my visit was the “Women of Courage” video.

I rate this first set of special exhibits at 4.50 and can recommend a visit.

This year, I did not go through any of the permanent exhibits because I’ve seen them so many times, but I recommend a full tour for first-time visitors.

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Written June 2, 2021
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We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Please make sure to come back and see us again!
Written August 30, 2021
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Curiosity705011
12 contributions
Memories
May 2021
This is an excellent museum depicting life in the USA from 1939-1945—the WWII era. The exhibits were very well done. Wonderful displays honoring those who served and so much more. You’ll definitely want to spend several hours seeing it all.
Written May 25, 2021
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Thanks for visiting!
Written May 31, 2021
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191plf
Wolfeboro, NH75 contributions
Incredible museum
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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Wright Museum of WWII is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM