FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Donations are graciously accepted. Open Thursday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In January 2018 Wrightsville Beach Museum moved the 1924 cottage, one of the last surviving examples of original Wrightsville Beach architecture, to the last Town spot designated for saving a historic home. This expansion of our campus allows us to better preserve and tell the story of Wrightsville Beach and provide us vital space to continue to grow our programming and outreach, connecting our history to our community and visitors. The restoration was completed as we began the March 2020 closing due to COVID 19 pandemic.
Today, The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is housed in two historic buildings: the Myers cottage (circa 1907) and the Bordeaux cottage (circa 1924). The Myers cottage interior and wrap around porch invites visitors to reminisce about everyday life in early beach cottages and feature changing exhibits and a gift shop. The Bordeaux cottage currently houses the museum’s first chronological journey through the history of Wrightsville Beach – enhanced with early photos, video, and special memorabilia from the museum’s collection. Special attention is given to significant and interesting pieces of our rich beach history, including water sports and early bathing attire.
The Bordeaux Cottage is a special addition to our community and its visitors – and we want to share it with you!