Wright Museum of World War II

By Website Admin | July 10, 2017

If you’re looking for something interesting to do in Wolfeboro, plan a trip to the Wright Museum of World War II.

The Wright Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions and enduring legacy of WWII-era Americans. The museum is open daily from May 1st to October 31st and features all sorts of rotating and permanent exhibits related to the second world war.

Opened in July of 1994, the museum has fulfilled founder David Wright’s dream of creating a public understanding and appreciation of the exceptional contributions, both on the home front and on the battle fields, made by World War II-era Americans.

The son of a World War II veteran, David Wright served as a U.S. Marine during the Korean War. Too young to serve, David experienced WWII on the home front near his Worcester, Massachusetts home.

David became an avid collector of WWII vintage vehicles, eventually owning and restoring more than 50 vehicles. He established the E. Stanley Wright Museum Foundation, Inc. in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, as a mobile exhibition available to communities around the Northeast for parades and military functions. Eventually, he bought some land and started a permanent museum here, in Wolfeboro.

More Info

The Wright Museum of WWII can be found at:
77 Center Street (Route 28)
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

(603) 569-1212
According to their website, the museum is open to the public from May through October, and on Veteran’s Day.

May 1 – October 31st

Monday – Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, Noon-4pm.

November through April  

Open on Veterans Day, 10am – 4pm.

Open to school visits and group tours by prior arrangement during the months of February through April.

You can read more about the museum, and get a virtual tour, on their website.