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Barnegat Light
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Small but filled with interesting exhibits

The museum is located close to the Lighthouse. It has all sorts of exhibits that give the history... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2019
jer b
Bristol, Connecticut
excellent small museum

this is a must stop for both visitors and locals who are interested in everything about Barnegat... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2018
Daniel W
Princeton, New Jersey
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501 Central Ave, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006-1494
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

The museum is located close to the Lighthouse. It has all sorts of exhibits that give the history of the area, the lighthouse, bird life, etc. The admission is free. A very good stop for school aged children.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

this is a must stop for both visitors and locals who are interested in everything about Barnegat Light, they have the original lens from the lighthouse which is amazing. Lots of information and helpful staff. Stroll thru the gardens (Best May- Sept) and see the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Daniel W
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is a small museum staffed by very helpful, informative, personable staff. The history replete with old photos is interesting. In the museum a small gift shop has mementos, such as Christmas ornaments, t-shirts, cards of the Barnegat Lighthouse.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank uffels
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Nice small museum and pretty garden out back. Only spent about 1/2 hour here so if you're in the area stop in to check it out. It's free but you can leave a donation.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Donna C
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Was not expecting much but it really was a very nice little museum! If you are into history and enjoy LBI, this is a great place to go when you aren't on the beach. Wasn't expecting the beautiful flower garden behind and around the building....More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank jtea34
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Small (used to be a schoolhouse) but great museum with lots of artifacts from the area, and a lot of history about the area as well. There is a "passport stamp" for the USLHS passport book, but have to ask as not all docents are...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed July 2, 2017

LOVED watching the film they have running. Sit, relax take the time to cool down and watch it. It will amaze you. looking at the bits and treasures they have on display are great!!!

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank mc_escher
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Small venue, lots of local history with artifacts from the local area, informative, fee but donations welcome. Walking distance from lighthouse, diners, restaurants. A good rainy day stop but can help get you out of sun too.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank CMaude
Reviewed May 27, 2017

The 1,100 Fresnel lens is the star, but the docents are a great supporting cast. The building functioned as the town's school until the 1950's - A miniature version of pound fishing is on view. And youngsters will get a kick our of learning about...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

This is the place to go if you care to learn about the history of Barnegat Light. They have the original first order fresnel lens from Barnegat light. If you are interested in autographs, be sure to ask about the autograph collection, including one of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Chris F
September 4, 2019|
Response from Exploration438165 |
Are they open in September?