Wright Museum

The Wright Museum s mission is to preserve and share the stories of America’s Greatest Generation for the benefit of generations to come in New Hampshire. Students taking a School Field trip to the Wright Museum can view the collection and display artifacts that illustrate the Second World War s significant and lasting impact on American life.

During World War II, Americans from all walks of life pulled together to defend freedom against a global threat to our commonly-held values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of a better life. Hardened by the privations of the Great Depression, Americans were primed for the sacrifices necessary to thwart the forces assembled against them.

The Wright Museum in New Hampshire consists of three distinct sections for School Field Trips available to Schools: 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.

The entire museum is air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible, and the parking lot has ample space for your School Field trip tour buses.

Photos of The Wright Museum, Wolfeboro

Wright Museum of World War II History

77 Center Street

Westboro, New Hampshire 03894

P. 603-569-1212

F. 603-569-6326

W. Wright Museum of World War II History

E. Wright Museum of World War II History

Museum Hours of Operation

May 1 – October 31st

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

Tuesday evenings in July and August, we are open from 6 to 8pm for our Summer Lecture Series.


November through January

Closed to Public but will be open on Veteran’s Day and is host to the Wolfeboro Festival of Trees.


February, March & April

Sundays beginning in February 2013 for the Cabin Fever Lecture Series. Doors open at 1:30 PM, Lectures begin at 2:00 PM

Open by prior arrangement for school field trip visits and group tours Monday – Saturday.

Please call 603-569-1212 to arrange a date and time for School Field Trip.

Admission Fees

Wright Museum Members Free
Adults $8.00
Veterans and Seniors (55 and over) $6.00
Children (5-17) $4.00
Children (4 and under) Free
School Field Trip Groups of 15 or more people $3.00 per person, with up to 4 chaperones free.
School Field Trip Groups under 15 people Regular admission rates apply
Tour Groups of 15 or more people $5.00 per person, with up to 1 guide/1 driver free
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School and Youth Group Field Trips to Wright Museum in New Hampshire

School and Youth Group Field Trip to Wright Museum in New Hampshire

Make the Past Come Alive for Your Students!

Thank you from the Tuftonboro Central School children sent to the Wright Museum

The Wright Museum is the region’s leading resource for educators and learners of all ages interested in the Second World War in New Hampshire and makes the perfect educational School Field Trip. The museum shares its rich collection of artifacts through dozens of exhibits that illustrate the American World War II experience.

A visit to the Wright Museum is a School Field Trip ideal introduction to or culmination of your World War II instructional unit. Call the Wright Museum today at 603-569-1212 to learn more and schedule your School Field Trip today! You may also e-mail us at donna.hamill@wrightmuseum.org for more information about planning your School Field Trip .

The Wright Museum School Field Trip Experience

Educational Programs at the Wright Museum

“Check out the tank!”, “Incredible experience,” and “You help keep the past alive” are just a few of the quotes heard from the thousands of students, School field trip grades 3 through 12, who have toured the museum in New Hampshire over the past 16 years .

You School Field Trip Tours begin with a brief orientation lecture and video to introduce or reinforce the broader historical context of the museum s exhibits on World War II.

During the course of School Field Trip tour, students of all ages come away with a fuller understanding of the values, sacrifices and spirit of cooperation that contributed to the Allied victory in World War II.

Volunteers, many of whom served during the war or who can recall their Home Front experiences, assist with School Field Trip tours. Grade-appropriate materials are given to instructors with pre-tour and post-tour study suggestions for students during and after the School Field Trip.

For more information about how you can integrate a museum school field trip visit into your U.S. History/World War II unit, please call 603-569-1212.

Preparation Materials for your School Field Trip

Teachers may download materials for use prior to and during their student s School Field Trip visit to help provide an appropriate level of focus. Materials are grade-level appropriate for upper elementary, middle, and high school student s.

Students Grades 4-6 School Field Trip Material

Students Grades 7-9 School Field Trip Material

Students Grades 10-12 

 Material

Take a Sentimental Journey through Dozens of Great Exhibits!

Military Wing of the Wright Museum

Fascinating exhibits laden with vintage artifacts and interactive displays bring to life the American World War II experience. School Field Trip Groups will view a collection of dozens of fully-operational military vehicles lies at the core of the Wright Museum’s collection. In addition to the thousands of square feet devoted to telling the stories of Americans on the frontlines, extensive displays also illustrate the transformative changes that took place on the home front.

Plan your visit School Field Trip today. Among the museum’s highlights are fully-furnished period vignettes including a 1942 gas station, corner soda fountain, and dentist office.  Learn about:

  • Child Life in the 40s
  • Entertainment and Popular Culture
  • Citizen Support for the War Effort
  • Recycling and Rationing
  • Scientific and Technological Advances
  • Women’s Role on the Home Front

 Traveling Trunk

This resource contains World War II artifacts (some real, some reproductions) with related worksheets, audio-visual tools, and other educational activities designed to meet New Hampshire Curriculum Framework and Lesson Plans as part of the school field trip.

Travelling History Trunk

Activities include figuring ration plans, learning about what was produced in New Hampshire for the war effort, Civil Defense, War Bonds, and creating a Victory Garden. The trunk is available to schools and can be used in the classroom for up to two weeks outside of the School field trip.

Both the Stories in the Classroom and the Traveling Trunk are free and are a part of the Wright’s effort to bring the museum to students in the Granite State of New Hampshire and beyond.

Family Trips

Take a Sentimental Journey through Dozens of Great Exhibits!

Military Wing of the Wright Museum

Fascinating exhibits laden with vintage artifacts and interactive displays bring to life the American WWII experience. A collection of dozens of fully-operational military vehicles lies at the core of the Wright Museum’s collection. In addition to the thousands of square feet devoted to telling the stories of Americans on the frontlines, extensive displays also illustrate the transformative changes that took place on the home front.

Plan your visit today. Among the museum’s highlights are fully-furnished period vignettes including a 1942 gas station, corner soda fountain, and dentist office.  Learn about:

  • Child Life in the 40s
  • Entertainment and Popular Culture
  • Citizen Support for the War Effort
  • Recycling and Rationing
  • Scientific and Technological Advances
  • Women’s Role on the Home Front

Working Pershing Tank in Wright Museum's Collection

In addition to the Home Front experience, special displays also include a large array of fully operational military vehicles: tanks, halftracks, jeeps, motorcycles and more. The museum is fortunate to have in its vehicle collection a 42-ton Pershing tank, the only existing example from the capture of the Bridge at Remagen over the Rhine River.

Wright Museum members receive free museum admission, a subscription to The Wright Timesand free and discouned entry to a wide variety ofspecial events. Membership dues help us to preserve the museum’s collection and develop important educational programs that benefit learners of all ages.

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Wright Museum In New Hampshire School Field Trip

Wright Museum In New Hampshire School Field Trip

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