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Address: 26 Hadley Ave., Toms River, NJ
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A Surprising Little Gem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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.

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Barefoot Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 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

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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!

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Port Charlotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

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

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beachwood nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 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.

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Toms River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This house museum is beautifully decorated. The tour was very informative and never rushed. Definitely a great tour if you like local history.

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Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

They've truly done a wonderful job at the Ocean County Historical Society. The displays are great and if you're looking for something in particular on a local subject, they most likely have it.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This little museum is a gem. Displays are changed frequently and the little book sale section is great. History of Toms River fascinating.

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Address: 26 Hadley Ave., Toms River, NJ
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River

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