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Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

303 Salisbury St W, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1819
+1 910-256-2569
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Cute Little Place

I've been to Wrightsville Beach 3 times now and never stopped in here. We originally tried to go... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Great side trip!

For a small localized museum, this was a great stop. An amazingly detailed scale model of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A popular tour spot with beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“early years” (2 reviews)
“the loop” (2 reviews)
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303 Salisbury St W, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1819
+1 910-256-2569
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been to Wrightsville Beach 3 times now and never stopped in here. We originally tried to go here on a Monday but they were closed. It's nice for a free museum (they do ask for a small donation but we weren't pressured to give...More

Thank OhGeeItsJen
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a small localized museum, this was a great stop. An amazingly detailed scale model of Wrightsville Beach, NC in the early 1900s (it's 8+"long) plus the museum itself is housed in an original "beach cottage" that survived numerous hurricanes and an inferno. Knowledgible docents,...More

Thank NCnodrog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to stop & visit every time I go...I always see something different, learn something new & the volunteers are the nicest, friendliest people. I stop because I love to talk to them & visit. There is one woman particularly that I look forward...More

Thank Vis2r
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Old relocated house with a few pieces of take along literature and rooms full of "vintage" stuff. And don't forget your "loop" Tee shirt. Sad.

Thank mikesxpress
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I have been trying to get down to this museum for a while. I fianlly got the chance this past fall and spent well over an hour and a half there. Every room is fascinating, a treasure trove of trivia and history. The 3D miniature...More

Thank Dominique M
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The museum was so poorly done. I was looking forward to seeing the history of the island and all that was shown was a model of the island and pictures for sale.

Thank phillipb921
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We've been to this little museum on the Loop several times and it never fails to entertain, especially if you have a connection to Wrightsville Beach. The volunteers are wonderful, full of information and very friendly.

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a well curated small museum. It is a former beach cottage set up the way they were when the beach first became popular. It has many photos and displays that show the history of the beach, the devastation from Hurricane Hazel and the...More

Thank Debbe A
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Learn about the trolley that once was the main way to get to Wrightsville, the old cottages (not many left!), Lumina, the devastating fire, and the long-gone and wonderful way of life!

Thank BeachMartie
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Definitely recommend stopping here. The original beach trolley car from 1920 was really exceptional. Staff was great too.

Thank DaleTiffany1954
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