Show begins at 10:00am Saturday and Sunday

WWII Weekend 2019, now in its second year, is New Hampshire’s largest living history event. Our goal for this event is to provide our guests with an interactive and educational WWII experience that is difficult to come by. Participants will have the chance to examine and learn about different types of World War II vehicles and weapons. Our visitors will also get to experience first hand how the soldiers of that era lived. Guests will also have the opportunity to view a live World War II battle reenactment, as well as numerous live flamethrower, weapon, and vehicle demonstrations throughout the weekend. That’s not all, however; each day there are multiple interactive activities that our guests can participate in and experience, including a full USO-style show with live bands and entertainers. So whether you’re a history buff, or you’re just looking for something to do over the weekend with the family, WWII Weekend 2019 is the place to be!

WWII Weekend 2019 Tickets

Tickets will also be available at the gate on Saturday & Sunday

Featured Military Vehicles

Allied 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

M4A1E8 Sherman Tank, "Alice"

Weight: 37 Tons
Main Armament: 76mm M1 Anti-Tank Gun
Secondary Armament: 2× Browning .30-06, 1× Browning .50 cal.
Engine: Ford GAA; 8-Cylinder, 450hp

The M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and Western Allies in World War II. The M4 Sherman proved to be reliable, relatively cheap to produce, and available in great numbers. Thousands were distributed through the Lend-Lease program to the British Commonwealth and Soviet Union. The tank was named by the British for the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman. The M4A1E8 Sherman had an upgraded suspension, upgraded hull armor and an upgraded main cannon, compared to earlier models.

Owned By: The Wright Museum of WWII

M4A1 Sherman "Battling Bitch" (Flamethrower Variant)

Weight: 31 Tons
Main Armament: 75mm M3 Gun
Secondary Armament: 1x M3 Auxiliary Bow-Mounted Flamethrower, 1× Browning M1919a4 Machine Gun
Engine: Continental R975-C1 9 cylinder radial gasoline engine, 350 hp

This flamethrower tank is utilizing the M3 Auxiliary bow-mounted flamethrower in place of the normal M1919A4 Browning Machine gun.
This flamethrower allowed any normal Stuart or Sherman variant to become a flamethrower support vehicle in the field in under 10 minutes. It would have had an internal tank group with a 12-gallon fuel tank and large pressure bottle. The operator would have about 25 seconds of fuel burn total and a reach of over 200 ft with a gelled fuel agent.

Owned By: Privately Owned

M5 Stuart Tank (Flamethrower Variant)

Weight: 16 Metric Tons
Main Armament: 37mm M6 Anti-Tank Gun
Secondary Armament: 1x M3 Auxiliary Bow-Mounted Flamethrower, 1× Browning M1919a4 Machine Gun
Engine: Twin Cadillac Series 42, 220 hp

This flamethrower tank is utilizing the M3 Auxiliary bow-mounted flamethrower in place of the normal M1919A4 Browning Machine gun.
This flamethrower allowed any normal Stuart or Sherman variant to become a flamethrower support vehicle in the field in under 10 minutes. It would have had an internal tank group with a 12-gallon fuel tank and large pressure bottle. The operator would have about 25 seconds of fuel burn total and a reach of over 200 ft with a gelled fuel agent.

Owned By: Privately Owned

Axis Vehicles

Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III)

Weight: 23.9 Metric Tons
Main Armament: 7.5 cm StuK 40 cannon
Secondary Armament: 1x MG-34 Machine Gun
Engine: Maybach HL 120 TRM V-12 gasoline engine

The Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) assault gun was Germany's second most-produced armoured fighting vehicle during World War II after the Sd.Kfz. 251 half-track. It was built on the chassis of the proven Panzer III tank, replacing the turret with an armored, fixed superstructure mounting a more powerful gun. Initially intended as a mobile assault gun for direct-fire support for infantry, the StuG III was continually modified, and much like the later Jagdpanzer, was employed as a tank destroyer.

Owned By: Privately Owned

-- This list is constantly being updated; come back later for more! --
Featured Flamethrowers
M2-2 Flamethrower
The iconic US flamethrower from WWIIWeight (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 flamethrowerWeight (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
Featured Organizations

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

Honor Flight New England

Honor Flight New England joined with the national organization Honor Flight Network in the Spring of 2009, and is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s most senior veterans. Through generous donations, they transport our heroes to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials AT NO COST TO THE VETERAN. Top priority is currently given to the WWII Veterans, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

-- This list is constantly being updated; come back later for more! --

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I own a WWII-Era vehicle, can I be a part of the show?
A:
Yes! We definitely want to hear from you. Just send us an email at info@mwmuseum.com and we’ll make sure that your vehicle will be showcased.

Q: I own a post WWII-Era vehicle, can I still be a part of the show?
A:
Yes, we are showcasing post WWII-era military vehicles in our “Beyond WWII Display”. Just send us an email at info@mwmuseum.com and we’ll make sure that your vehicle will be showcased.

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