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Museum of NJ Maritime History

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Address: Dock Rd. and West Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
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+1 609-492-0202

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A unique museum for those who want to learn about New Jersey maritime history!

This museum contains a huge collection of shipwreck artifacts, rare photographs, documents, and other items relative to New Jersey's rich maritime history.

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Beach Haven
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Beach Haven
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This museum contains a huge collection of shipwreck artifacts, rare photographs, documents, and other items relative to New Jersey's rich maritime history.

Thank 116debw
Somerset, New Jersey
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016

There is so much to see at the maritime museum. It's a must! You'll be fascinated by what's all around you and you'll spend lots of time reading, viewing videos, and be in awe of the people who dive for artifacts and the shipwrecks that they undertook to find them. Amazing!

Thank April P
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The museum is super interesting but not a good place for young kids. A lovely woman welcomed us, and we explored for a while on a rainy day. My four year old loved it and we read several books with him and looked at some little cannons and ships' wheels. At some point my 2 year old fell down and... More 

Thank Christine M
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We decided to stop on a cloudy and day and it was hours of information and fun .. highly recommend !

Thank Frankc1967
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This collection of maritime artifacts is one of the finest on the eastern seaboard and highlights many of the local legends and lore surrounding the LBI area. Deb Whitcraft is a walking encyclopedia and she's actually co-written a book on the legendary Morro Castle which burned off Asbury Park taking many lives. Take time to page through the library and... More 

Thank BaliHaiH15
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Great spot for family adventures, especially on rainy or very hot days. Wonderful collection of historical records and artifacts. Reminds you of the important history of LBI. Highly recommended for all .

Thank Brian D
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Enjoyed all the maritime artifacts. Lots of historic articles to study. The staff is friendly and very informative.

Thank trueshep
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99 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

If you have interest in maritime history and culture, this is the place for you! this is a true inner sanctum of fascinating vignette and exhibits about the New Jersey and northeast seashore life and times. those with an interest in scuba diving will be in for a special series of treats and exhibits. Many exhibits reference presentations from the... More 

Thank boundforglory
Richboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

My idea while staying on LBI is beach and swimming. Sometimes the weather does not cooperate. My family and I visited this museum and found it to be very interesting and enjoyable. I have gone to LBI for many years and I still learned a lot by my visit to this museum. There was a man there, that was so... More 

Thank Lynnsmith20
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

A huge collection of maritime history, artifacts, photos, videos, research, and more. Who knew there were so many shipwrecks and other disasters in this region?! Take your time. Select an event or two to learn about each time you visit. This place is a wealth of knowledge and stories!

Thank Donna P

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