While our founding was based on the preservation, restoration and love of vintage wood boats, the reality is we have become much, much more.

The creation of the George F. Johnson Building, a year-round facility, at the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s Back Bay waterfront location will create a significant impact on Wolfeboro, the region and beyond. With its new central location, visitors will be able to come via car, trolley, boat or on foot. There they will be find a museum of discovery, learning, and fun where visitors, young and old, can actively engage in learning about New Hampshire’s boating, lake history and ecology, while enjoying the splendid lake-side setting.

90% of what we do is about education • 100% of what we do is about our lakes • Over 200 volunteers help with our programs.

The new Museum will serve as a key educational and economic engine for the area, proudly displaying the region’s unique wooden boat history while attracting more visitors, students and families through expanded exhibits and hands-on program offerings in an impressive new facility. And it will honor George F. Johnson – a man whose defining legacy will now be preserved for generations to come.  Please consider joining us with generous support as we launch the new, New Hampshire Boat Museum!

Be a part of our future! To learn how, please call the Museum office at 603-569-4554 or email Martha Cummings at martha@nhbm.org.


We don’t sit in boats, we SAIL the boats.

We don’t watch the lake, we SHOW you the lake.
We don’t walk down memory lane, we MAKE memory lane.
We don’t relax at the docks, we RACE from the docks.
We don’t buy boats, we BUILD boats.



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