The Wright Museum's mission is to preserve and share the stories of America's Greatest Generation for the benefit of generations to come. As a one-of-a-kind non-profit institution, the Wright Museum collects and displays artifacts that illustrate the Second World War's significant and lasting impact on American life.
The Wright Museum consists of three distinct sections: a home front gallery and theater, a two-story Visitor's Center, and the museum's military wing, which houses exhibits devoted to all branches of the armed services. Among the highlights of the museum's military exhibition is a large collection of fully-operational vintage military vehicles, including a 42-ton Pershing tank - the only known surviving example from the 1945 crossing at Remagen Bridge.
A Time Tunnel links the Home Front gallery to the military exhibits. Visitors walk through the years 1939-1945 with special displays of artifacts highlighting each of the seven years. Returning and first time visitors give this section of the museum high marks for the quality of the exhibits and its innovative approach in historical interpretation.
May 1 – October 31st:
- Monday – Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday, Noon-4pm.
November through April:
- Closed to Public but will be open on Tuesday, November 11th for Veteran's Day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is host to the Wolfeboro Festival of Trees in December. Please contact the Festival of Treesdirectly for any inquiries regarding this event.
Open by prior arrangement during the months of February through April for school visits and group tours.