Lakes region is home to fine art and American history museums

New Hampshire Farm Museum
New Hampshire Farm Museum

Route 125, Plummer’s Ridge Milton, NH, 03851 Phone: 603-652-7840

The Farm Museum consists of the historic Jones Farm and the Plummer Homestead. The properties consist of 50 acres of field and forest, a working farm, historic houses and barns, a blacksmith shop, a shoe shop and exhibits on agriculture and rural life. The museum hosts special events, programs, and workshops.
Hours:Mid-June to mid-October, Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; May 20-June 16, open weekends,10 a.m.-5 p.m.; October 13-November 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Information: www.farmmuseum.org.
Lake Winnipesaukee Museum

503 Endicott Street North (Route 3) Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-366-5950

The museum property is a historic landmark and represents an era which changed the way Americans spent their summer vacations --- an example of the tradition of hospitality vital to the area’s history and economy since the 1800’s. The property was purchased in 1923 by David O’Shan, who first had a poultry farm on the site. The museum building is the original residence and the yellow cottages nearby are part of the original cabin colony. One of the buildings is from the former Shangrila Resort. Hours: Mid-June through Columbus Day, Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: 
Wright Museum

77 Center Street Wolfeboro, NH, 03894 Phone: 603-569-1212

A museum of history, focusing on the American home front during World War II (1939-1945). Exhibits feature information, memorabilia, costumes, vehicles, and more. There are three distinct buildings: the Home Front and theater, the two-story educational building or Visitor's Center and the military building which houses memorabilia from all branches of service from World War II including a large collection of military vehicles. Hours: May 1-October 30, Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors and veterans, $8; students, $6. Information: www.wrightmuseum.org.
New Hampshire Boat Museum

395 Center St. Wolfeboro Falls, NH, 03896 Phone: 603-569-4554

The museum features many of the finest examples of vintage mahogany and antique boats, including; Garwood, Chris-Craft, Century, Dodge, Penn Yan, Lyman and Hacker, on a rotating basis. 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. Hours: Memorial Day-Columbus Day, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. Cost: Adults, $5; seniors, $4; students. $3.