Kids Club Kits Available!

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is very sad that we haven't been able to offer you children's programming this summer due to COVID-19. However, the museum staff have been working hard to transform some of our in-person programming into what we're calling "Kid Club Kits" that you can enjoy at home. We've tested them with some neighborhood friends, and ...

Thanks to Our Jingle Bell 5K Run Sponsors!

THANK YOU to Coastal Kia for being our title sponsor for the 2019 Jingle Bell 5K Run!!  THANK YOU to Fleet Feet, our Packet Pick Up Sponsor!   Gold: Blockade Runner Resort Town of Wrightsville Beach Keith and Keith, DDS Silver : Elite Chiropractor Matt and Deb Long Snider Family Poe’s Round 9 Alford, DDS Bronze: Oceanic Restaurant T Williamson Interiors …

Bordeaux Cottage to Open for the 2020 Summer Season

The Museum has completed its Capital Campaign and will open the Bordeaux Cottage for the 2020 summer season!! THANK YOU to everyone who has made this possible!!!  We can’t wait to share this new space with you and fill it with exibits and programs!!

Museum continues fund-raising for expanded cottage campus

Wrightsville Beach History museum has relocated a 1924 beach cottage to expand its education, exhibit space in 2020 WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – When the great Wrightsville Beach fire of 1934 swept across the north end of the destination island, it spared only a few structures. Among them was a small beach cottage built a decade earlier, which likely survived thanks to …

Wrightsville Beach Museum Selected for Two Smithsonian Programs

We are happy to announce that the museum has been selected to be one of six hosts in NC for the Smithsonian’s Museums on Main Street (MoMS) “Water/Ways” traveling exhibit, and one of twenty participants in the 2020 Stories: YES program! “Water/Ways” will be on-site from December 2020 – January 2021. Check out this press release with more information.

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History Mentioned in Forbes Article

Brunner: What are some Wrightsville gems that people may not know? Nelson: Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours offers a variety of narrated scenic cruises and guided nature tours. Capt. Joe Abbatte is a naturalist and shares his knowledge of coastal wildlife and habitats. Cruises to Masonboro Island, an estuarine research reserve that is accessible only by boat, provide a rare treat to …

Wrightsville Beach Museum open house

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History’s annual Holiday Open House is Sunday, December 4,  from 2–4 p.m. It is time to get ready for Christmas!   Wrightsville Beach Museum Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2-4 PM        Open House   Browse the new Lumina exhibit, take a picture with our life-sized cutouts of a 1920s beach couple, and pick up our new …

New Website

Our new website was designed by Nextwave Concepts in the latter part of 2015.

Wrightsville Beach SUP Surf Pro-Am, April 16-17, 2016

The Wrightsville Beach SUP Surf Pro-Am is scheduled for April 16 & 17, 2016. The event is hosted by the WB Museum and Carolina Paddleboard. Make plans to catch some waves and test your skills against your fellow competitors both in the amateur and Pro divisions. Great cash prizes for the top 4 Pro’s, and beautiful hand-made trophies for the …