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“If you love boats (especially antiques) its a must see!”

New Hampshire Boat Museum
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Wolfeboro
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Brookline, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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“If you love boats (especially antiques) its a must see!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Though the museum is small. I found it extremely interesting because I love boats. The museum only houses about 4 very interesting boats, but has interesting information all around. I loved answering the questions on the boards on the stage area. I also thoroughly enjoyed The Millie B (antique boat ride) that I got a discount for by visiting the museum. I also got a discount on the entry since I had visited the Wright Museum & they have some kind of agreement between the two. So I got great value for money. :-)

Visited August 2013
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globeseeker007
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“Museum has some interesting boats inside”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

This museum contains an assortment of boats which were built throughout the years. It contains boats from the twenties, thirties, and beyond. There are also motors and other articles pertaining to boats. Included in the admission fee is a short video about boating. The museum is somewhat small and is interesting if one enjoys boats.

Visited August 2013
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“n.h.boat museum”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Very nice small museum essentially focusing on small boats on the local lakes. Remember lake Winnepesaukee is the largest body of water wholly contained within one state in the nation.

Visited May 2013
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Tilton, New Hampshire, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun and interesting....”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

The displays are very well done. Lots of good information regarding the history of these historical boats and area lakes. Worth a look.

Visited October 2012
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Castalian Springs, Tennessee, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“ooohhh old boats and stuff”
Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

The museum can be enjoyed in 1-2 hours, or stay and play with the projects. It well represents the classy and classic area of Wolfeboro and surroundings. Focus is on motors but paddling and sailing are represented. Take time to go when you are up there, or better yet, attend one of their events!

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