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New Hampshire Boat Museum

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Address: 399 Center St, Wolfeboro, NH 03894-4865
Phone Number: +1 603-569-4554
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Museum features many of the finest examples of vintage mahogany and...

The Museum features many of the finest examples of vintage mahogany and antique boats on a rotating basis, including; Gar Wood, Chris-Craft, Century, Dodge, Penn Yan, Lyman and Hacker. There are runabouts, race-boats, canoes, guide boats, and sail boats. Whether you are an outboard, steam, paddle or sail enthusiast, the displays, enhanced with archival photos, trophies and models, bring to life a truly grand era of boating.

If you love the fine craftsmanship of a vintage boat, the aura of a time gone by, or the camaraderie of being with people who share your interest in preserving the past; the New Hampshire Boat Museum offers you many venues to explore through exhibits, events, and educational programs.

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Vacation stop

After getting recommendation to stop at Lake Winn we decided to take a ride on the antique Hackercraft boat and take a tour of their museum. The ride on the boat was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
Ben H
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Dade City, Florida
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Dade City, Florida
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176 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

After getting recommendation to stop at Lake Winn we decided to take a ride on the antique Hackercraft boat and take a tour of their museum. The ride on the boat was very informative and fun. The captain was very knowledgeable of the lake and surrounding homes. The boat museum was interesting as well but kind of small.

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Thank Ben H
Lisa Simpson L, Manager at New Hampshire Boat Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much and we are glad you enjoyed the vintage boat tour on Lake Winnipesaukee, as well as the museum. Yes, the museum is small, but we change our exhibits yearly so there's always something new to see. We appreciate your review! More 

Alachua,Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We just stumbled on the Millie B Boat Tour by accident, but it was fabulous. The narration was great and covered everything from flora, fauna, and history/geography of Lake Winnipesaukee to famous people who have homes on it. You see quite a bit of the lake in the 45 minute tour, and there isn't a bad seat on the boat!

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Thank #1GatorFan
Lisa Simpson L, Manager at New Hampshire Boat Museum, responded to this review

We are thrilled you enjoyed your Millie B boat ride on Lake Winni. We take great pride in our boat and the tour we give on the lake. We hope you will take advantage of the free tickets to the New Hampshire Boat Museum that you received with your ride and that you will come visit us. Again, many thanks! More 

Melvin Village, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We live on Winnipesaukee in the summer and this is the first time we have taken the wooden boat cruise out of Wolfeboro! We had a very knowledgeable and personable captain, Roy Carson, who provided some interesting information/ history about the lake. The trip is a great value and a wonderful way for visitors without boats to see a beautiful... More 

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Lisa Simpson L, Manager at New Hampshire Boat Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review! We are so pleased you like riding the Millie B, our vintage wooden boat. We love taking people out on tours and our captains pride themselves on their knowledge of the lake and its history. We hope you will take advantage of the free tickets to visit the New Hampshire Boat Museum. Everyone... More 

Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Take a ride on the Millie B Hacker-craft boat from Wolfeboro. It is a 45 minute smooth ride in a classic 28 foot wooden boat. You will have a blast and learn fun history about lake Winnipesaukee. We would go again in a minute!!!!!!!!

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Thank ttfn2016
Lisa Simpson L, Manager at New Hampshire Boat Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words about the Millie B, the New Hampshire Boat Museum's vintage ride boat. It is a great way to see Lake Winnipesaukee in a beautiful wooden boat. We hope you come visit the museum as well, as anyone who rides the Millie B gets free admission to the museum. More 

New York City, New York
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This small museum in the picturesque town of Wolfeboro was a wonderful start to our day. It has a number of appealing and fun activities for kids (coloring, I-Spy, computer designing boats, etc.), and our kids really loved them. The videos were informative and well-made. The boat exhibits were very interesting to look at and the signs were all very... More 

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Lisa Simpson L, Manager at New Hampshire Boat Museum, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We are so pleased that you and your kids had a good time. It sounds like you took advantage of everything we have to offer. We hope you will come again! More 

York, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A very nice but smaller museum. have some beautiful old wooden boats. Excellent price especially with AAA discount.

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Lisa Simpson L, Manager at New Hampshire Boat Museum, responded to this review

Thanks Melissa. We are glad you enjoyed the museum. More 

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is the perfect place to take the family! Such interesting items that capture decades of lake living and boating entertainment in New Hampshire. Small little gift shop area to take something home!

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Thank eloquentone1
Lisa Simpson L, Manager at New Hampshire Boat Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review and we're so glad you enjoyed the museum. Yes, we are more than just boats, and we're thrilled you picked up on that. Our museum is dedicated to the history of life on New Hampshire's lakes. And yes, we have plenty of hands-on activities for the kids. Hope to see you again. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Fum for all ages, whether you like boats or not. Starts with a 15 min video about the museum and all that they do. Several beautifully restored wooden boats. The exhibits include information about the boats manufacturer and original advertising materials. There was an ice-boating display with an antique boat and a more modern DN. Another exhibit explained the history... More 

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Lisa Simpson L, Manager at New Hampshire Boat Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this nice review! We are so glad you enjoyed the museum and your ride on the Millie B, our vintage HackerCraft tour boat. More 

Wyckoff, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

What an excellent small museum. Not just the boats and marine stuff, but also the history of how the boats were a part of developing the lakes area, Looking forward to visiting their new and bigger location currently under construction. I was told that the museum can only display a small portion of it's collection at the current site.

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Lisa Simpson L, Manager at New Hampshire Boat Museum, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the museum! We hope you will come back again as we always change our exhibits each year. There's always something new to see. More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We don't own a boat nor live on the water. But we love the old-style craftsmanship, so we stopped to check out this small museum. They have a few boats on display that apparently are rotated in and out with others that are in storage. They hope to expand their museum at another site in a few years after a... More 

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Thank Cbjath1
Lisa Simpson L, Manager at New Hampshire Boat Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming to visit the museum. So glad you had a good time and hope you will visit us again. More 

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