New Hampshire Boat Museum

New Hampshire Boat Museum, Wolfeboro: Hours, Address, New Hampshire Boat Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

New Hampshire Boat Museum
4.5
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
The Museum features many of the finest examples of vintage mahogany and antique boats on a rotating basis, including; Gar Wood, Chris-Craft, Century, Dodge, Penn Yan, Lyman and Hacker. There are runabouts, race-boats, canoes, guide boats, and sail boats. Whether you are an outboard, steam, paddle or sail enthusiast, the displays, enhanced with archival photos, trophies and models, bring to life a truly grand era of boating. If you love the fine craftsmanship of a vintage boat, the aura of a time gone by, or the camaraderie of being with people who share your interest in preserving the past; the New Hampshire Boat Museum offers you many venues to explore through exhibits, events, and educational programs.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Robin
Wolfeboro, NH14 contributions
Very Special Boat Museum
Aug 2019
If you are an antique wooden boat enthusiast, it doesn't get any better. Our little town of Wolfeboro is lucky to have so much culture.
Written November 13, 2019
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Linda C
Wakefield, NH16 contributions
Millie B
Aug 2019 • Solo
The Millie B in Wolfeboro is so informative. Took a 45 minute cruise on a beautiful wooden boat called a Hacker Craft. Took us all over the Wolfeboro area and told us of the history and natural history of the area. Did you know there’s a volcano in the area? This is a must see for anyone.
Written August 28, 2019
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Sundaydrive1017
Windham, ME7 contributions
Iconic mahogany Chris Craft is a must-see.
Aug 2019
Nostalgic trip through lakeside summers. Race enthusiasts will have a lot to see as well as fun for history lovers of the paddle steamboat. Well put together with a plan underway to build a new facility near the town center. Sad that the white caps on Winnipasaukee kept the Millie B. Chris Craft boat ride down for the day we were there. Docent Nancy was engaging and helpful.
Written August 19, 2019
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Thomas C
Chapin, SC300 contributions
Magnificent Wooden Boats
Jul 2019 • Friends
This small but very nice museum has some truly memorable boats and accessories that wonderful to look at; read about and enjoy. I would go back if in the area again as they change the content of the museum periodically, but I gave it only 4 stars as it is small with a limited collection. Nice video to watch these beauties in action.
Written July 21, 2019
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Thank you so much for visiting and for the review. We greatly appreciate it and look forward to seeing you next year.
Written July 30, 2019
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TravelEnthusiastSr
Exeter, NH3 contributions
Very Interesting Experience about the Craft and People of the Pleasure Boating Community
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is a great place to spend a few hours learning about the history of specific pleasure craft, as well as, the people behind the evolution of pleasure boating from physical rowing to evolution of motorized craft. I am a "museum buff" and recommend visiting this unique experience.
Written October 25, 2018
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_dantenapoleon21
Northfield, MA123 contributions
Antique Boat Lover.
Sep 2018 • Couples
Hub and his dad were Chris-Craft fanatics! I joined hub not a big boat fan well,i must admit i thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The video shown to us was interesting full of information.The Boats are Stunning!! If in the area and you love boats this is a must stop.
The museum hostess was wonderful. Nice assortment of souvenirs too.
Written October 18, 2018
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athw
Jackson, Wyoming30 contributions
Charming and small, but well done
Sep 2018 • Couples
My favorite part of this museum was their informational video, which talks about the museum and all that it does in the community relative to boating on the lake. It is a very involved active community museum providing many opportunities for the residents of and visitors to the area. I particularly enjoyed the part of the video where they showed their fleet of radio controlled sail boats racing accompanied by the theme from Pirates of the Caribbean!
The collection is small, but well done and informative. It's definitely worth a visit if you like wooden boats. They plan to move to a new location with a larger building near the water in the future. I look forward to it!
Written October 12, 2018
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capt38
Rehoboth, MA44 contributions
Great place
Sep 2018
Stop by here when you are in the Lakes region if you love boats. It starts with an interesting movie of the history of transportation on the lake, from horse power thru steam and modern shipping. Many historical models of unique vessels. You can follow the progression of boat motors thru the times. The boats on display are wonderfully restored and housed in an historic old dance hall complete with the stage.
Written October 4, 2018
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Elizabeth R
Farmington, CT2,006 contributions
Lake pride display
Aug 2018 • Family
Temporarily housed in the old Allen dancehall until the new facility can be finished, this little gem of a museum highlights the craftsmanship and early history of boating vehicles on Lake Winnipesaukee. On display at this time were some of the beautiful handcrafted wooden motor boats of the 1910s and 20s— The loaned exhibits change frequently, allowing for new and educational experiences to be enjoyed each time you visit. I particularly enjoyed the antique boating posters, intricate in their designs and artistry, displayed throughout the exhibit. Also featured was a re-production the of an old boating workshop utilizing well preserved actual artifacts. There are several areas throughout the museum where children could learn more about the Lake Winnepesaukee area as well as the various aspects of boating using interactive tools. There is an educational film displayed at the beginning of the exhibit to orient you to the displays and lots of local history peppered around the rooms, illustrating local achievement and prides. A small table is made available for the younger visitors to create their dream boats in Legos!
A must do for boating and lake lovers alike!
Written August 25, 2018
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Lime G
45 contributions
Unique
Aug 2018 • Couples
The NH Boat Museum is interesting because it has history of the lakes and also a variety of boats that are rare.

Wooded boats are cool and it's neat to see them up close.
Written August 7, 2018
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New Hampshire Boat Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM