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Ocean County Historical Museum

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Address: 26 Hadley Ave., Toms River, NJ

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Memories brought back

Small but had a lot of information on things that we have forgotten about in this county. They do change their main display regularly.. In December it was about the railroad in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 December 2015
Bob S
Toms River, New Jersey
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Island Heights, New Jersey
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Very informative and great guides. Covers the entire span of local history. Great info on the Lakehurst NAS Blimp hanger and the Hindenburg

Thank BobHorn818
Toms River, New Jersey
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Small but had a lot of information on things that we have forgotten about in this county. They do change their main display regularly.. In December it was about the railroad in Ocean County. I have gone to numerous work shops on the coastal region which they had people who lived the history or families did, this made it all... More 

Thank Bob S
Tucson, Arizona
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Interesting History, Small and Limited, yet glad I visited while still in the area. Could have had more on the American Revolution, History, Battle of Toms River, NJ.

Thank DBRTrips
Sea Girt, New Jersey
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

This old house was moved to it's current location to avoid demolition. It is an authentic period house (not remodeled) with many actual furnishings from the original owners. The docent was very knowledgeable which helped create interest. There are limited hours and only guided tours so check the website for availability.

5 Thank R M
Barefoot Bay, Florida
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Visited this museum once by accident. Was pleasantly surprised. Lots of history about TR and the early days. (chicken farms) I love history so this museum was a nice surprise It is small but fun to visit

4 Thank gerryb18
Olympia, Washington
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

If you enjoy museum this is one of the places you must see. We enjoyed visiting the Toms River. Very beautiful and historical town.

2 Thank NewarkPride
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

27th Annual Antiques & Collectibles Faire Celebrate Labor Day with your family and friends at the Ocean County Historical Society’s Antiques and Collectibles Faire on Saturday, August 31st, on the grounds surrounding the museum on 26 Hadley Ave and the Ocean County Parking Garage on Madison Ave in Toms River. Join the fun as you shop for antiques and collectibles... More 

2 Thank seashellsue0217
New York City, New York
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Inside this beautiful, light green house lives memories, artifacts, & pieces of Ocean County/New Jersey history. The staff/volunteers are knowledgeable, kind, & tell wonderful stories of times past. You must check out their Antiques Faire in August!

2 Thank RDCNYC
Port Charlotte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Lots of artifacts giving insight as to what the TR pioneers lived like. (I donated items myself) Toms River is steeped in History

2 Thank Steven E
beachwood nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

Great little place to spend a couple of hours to learn about the history of Ocean County. Also to learn about how the towns came about and the people who started them.

4 Thank mike c

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