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“A surprising tribute hidden away in a small NE town”

Wright Museum of WWII
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Wolfeboro
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 12, 2013

I believe it's the only American museum dedicated solely to the Second World War. Everything from military vehicles and equipment to descriptions of what life was like during the war, supported by vast amounts of photography. Quite a patriotic statement about american sentiment during that time period.

Even though it's hidden in this small town, it's appropriate, since every town, large and small, committed its sons to the fight. Many never had the chance to come home to start a life and family.

Thank Randy H
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a genuine "GEM" of a museum. A must see. Allow a couple of hours. One of the best collections of military vehicles I have seen.

1  Thank Dan L
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

A gem for a small town -- and you will be filled with patriotic pride, especially if you have the pleasure of interacting with WW2 veterans and their families who may be visiting.

A tank busting out of the building sets the tone, and grabs your attention!

Full sized vehicles, artifacts, interesting videos, and glimpses into the lives of families during WW2 is interesting, and humbling, and makes you appreciate that you do not have to deal with a ration book.

There is something for everyone -- visited with multiple 7th graders and some 9 year olds, and everyone gravitated to things that interested them, and moved freely throughout the museum. The walk thru the years was interesting for all, and to watch the children thank the veterans they met brought a tear to all present.

Spend an hour and half or so, and come out with a new appreciation for our country. Absolutely worth a visit.

Thank CluckFinn
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

I was taken there by a friend who is a member. I must say I was rather sceptical about a WW2 museum in a small place like Wolfeboro, NH. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. The most fascinating section if the museum is the long corridor that deals with the ordinary lives of people in the US while the war was raging on in Europe and the Pacific. Definetely a place to spend a couple of hours while in the area.

Thank Moniaits
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

This museum is a must if you wish to see how life was in our country during World War II. It gave me a look back at the time when I was born and a small child. I remember fondly the furnishings and goods that I grew up with as displayed around the museum. Two gentlemen who were volunteers that day, gave us an overview of the reason for the museum and how important it is to preserve the way life was. We see so many movies of other countries being bombed during the war, but do not fully understand what sacrifices were made for the U.S.A to be able to enter the war. Each year, from 1939-1945, has a separate display showing the timeline of what was happening during this era. In a larger room they had tanks, an airplane, ship models and motor vehicles from the war. This is also a museum that should be seen by younger people to understand how life was and the sacrifices that women had to make. This attraction is well worth the visit.

Thank Joyce B
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