WWII Weekend is one of New England’s premier living history events, providing the public with an interactive and educational WWII experience that is difficult to come by. Participants will have the chance to examine and learn about multiple different kinds of World War II vehicles and weapons, as well as how the soldiers of that era lived, by walking through Axis and Allies encampments and interacting with the living historians. To top it all off, however, attendees will have the opportunity to view a live World War II battle reenactment, as well as flamethrower and weapon demonstrations. That’s not all, however; each day there are different interactive activities that attendees can participate in and experience. So whether you’re a history buff, or you’re just looking for something to do over the weekend with the family, WWII Weekend is the place to be!

WWII Weekend 2018 Tickets

Featured Military Vehicles
T26E3 Pershing Tank

Weight: 46 Tons
Main Armament: 90mm M3 Anti-Tank Gun
Secondary Armament: 2× Browning .30-06, 1× Browning .50 cal.
Engine: Ford GAF; 8-Cylinder, 450-500hp

The M26 Pershing was a heavy tank/medium tank of the United States Army. The tank was named after General of the Armies John J. Pershing, who led the American Expeditionary Force in Europe in World War I. It was briefly used in the final months of World War II during the Invasion of Germany and extensively during the Korean War.

Owned By: The Wright Museum of WWII

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Featured Flamethrowers
M2-2 Flamethrower
The iconic US flamethrower from WWII

Weight (filled): 68 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 4 gallons
Effective Range: 65.5 feet
Maximum Range: 132 feet

M9-7 Flamethrower
This is the most common model used in Vietnam and is much lighter and easier to use. Tanks are commonly found, but most wands were destroyed by the military.

Weight (filled): 51 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 4 gallons
Effective Range: 65.5 feet
Maximum Range: 132 feet

Flammenwerfer 41 (F41)
WWII-era German flamethrower

Weight (filled): 48 pounds
Effective Range: 83 feet
Maximum Range: 140 feet

M3 Auxiliary Flamethrower
The M3 Auxiliary Flamethrower as used in Sherman and Stuart tanks during WWII. It would mount in the bow of the tank, and could be used interchangeably with the browning machine gun.

Effective Range: 100 feet
Maximum Range: 200 feet

Special Guests
Paul Shull, host of the Smithsonian Channel's "The Weapon Hunter"
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Event Partners
The Wright Museum of WWII

In 1994, the Wright Museum of World War II opened in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, a creation of its visionary founder David Wright. For over twenty years this educational institution has fulfilled David's dream of creating a public understanding and appreciation of the exceptional contributions on the home front and the battle fields made by World War II-era Americans

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this event kid-friendly?
A: Yes! But be aware that there will be loud explosions similar to fireworks during some of our weapons demonstrations and the battle each day. If your kids don’t like fireworks, then it is advisable to provide them with hearing protection.

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the property, unless it is a service animal. Our show might cause panic in pets due to the use of pyrotechnics, gunshots, etc.

Q: I bought a Saturday Ticket, can I use it on Sunday?
A: No, you can only use the ticket on the day that you purchased it. You can only use that ticket once and there is no readmittance.

Q: I bought a weekend pass, can I leave and come back in again?
A: Yes! Our weekend pass program is designed to be as convenient as possible and give the most value for your buck. Come and go as you please each day of the show.

Q: Can I get in/climb on that vehicle?
A: We would generally say no. However, as there are vehicles owned by both individuals and organizations you should ask permission before you do anything. Remember: when in doubt, don’t do it.

Q: Will there be food available to purchase during the show?
A: Yes, we will have an extensive concessions area with many different kinds of food vendors.

Q: Will there be any militaria that I can buy and bring home?
A: Yes, we will have a very large military flea market onsite. You can buy everything from toys to actual uniforms and equipment.

Q: Are those real guns/explosions?
A: Our firearms are simulated which means at our show they can only fire blanks. No one is really getting shot at and this is all hollywood magic. The explosions might look real but they are all done by professional and licensed pyrotechnicians to give you the closest thing to a real explosion as possible.

Q: Are those real Military Flamethrowers?
A: Yes, all of our flamethrowers are real and have seen combat at one time or another. Also yes, the fire that you see coming from these devices is real actual fire. You’ll be able to feel the heat when these devices discharge.

Directions

GPS Address: 34 Stage Road, Deerfield, NH 03037

From Manchester:

  • 93 North to Exit 7 (101 East)
  • Exit 3 to route 43

From Concord:

  • Rte. 4 E to 107 South

From Exeter:

  • Route 101 W to Exit 5
  • Right on Route 107

From Nashua:

  • Route 3 to 293 N
  • Merge to 93 N
  • Exit 7 to 101 E
  • Exit 3 onto 43

From Massachusetts:

  • 93 N to Exit 7 (101 East)
  • Exit 3, take right off exit and follow signs

From Maine:

  • 95 S to route 4 (Portsmouth)
  • Route 4 W to Route 43 S

From Eastern Massachusetts:

  • 95 N to 101 W
  • Exit 5 to 107

From Dover/Rochester:

  • 125 S to route 4 W
  • Take 43S to 34 Stage Road, Deerfield, NH 03037
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