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Long Beach Island Historical Museum

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Superb Local Museum

This is a great small local museum. The emphasis is on local. The museum is staff by volunteers... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Bethesda, Maryland
Start your Ghost tour here

If you are interested in the paranormal or just want to get into the folklore of LBI this is an... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
Waretown, New Jersey
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Aug 8, 2018
“Superb Local Museum”
Jul 24, 2018
“Start your Ghost tour here”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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129 Engleside Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1762
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house we rent is very close to this museum and we have been visitng for years. The formal programs are most informative but just browsing on your own is a lot of fun. Great place on a rainy day!

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This is a great small local museum. The emphasis is on local. The museum is staff by volunteers, many have lived on the island for decades and are happy to share their wealth of knowledge. There are many interesting local artfacts on display.

Thank laser20814
Reviewed July 24, 2018

If you are interested in the paranormal or just want to get into the folklore of LBI this is an interesting walking tour. The tour guide will share her own "stories"as well as historical stories based on tall tales of yesteryear... enjoy... BOO!

Thank Aurule
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Long Beach Island has a storied history. Back in the early 20th century Grand Hotels dotted the ocean front as well heeled Philadelphians came to escape the heat. Unfortunately, this museum leaves a great deal to be desired. The main room is musty and is...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

It was an overcast day and we had been to the flea market so we decided to see some of the history on LBI . It’s great photos displays and an informative staff don’t just save this for a rainy afternoon.

Thank 79claytonj
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Just reopened and so glad they did! Down home comfortable feel you don't get with most museums. Great displays and wonderful artifacts.

Thank Minkey13
Reviewed May 24, 2018

The museum has a program once a week to interest children in Long Beach Islands History. Then, they make a fun project to take home. Most of the time, they are functional ones such as lighthouse candle lamps or solar-powered ovens. This is recommended for...More

Thank Sofia G
Reviewed November 24, 2017

Although a Museum, they also hold weddings, (which is why we were there) and other events throughout the year. A converted Episcopal Church which my wife noticed right away in which most of the stained glass had been replaced with regular glass to make it...More

Thank kleelargo
Reviewed September 22, 2017

Very informative and interesting. The history of the island throughout the years details the many challenges of living on a barrier island. Well worth the stop if you have time away from the beach.

Thank Dondi22
Reviewed September 6, 2017

The museum has some interesting artifacts, but in the age of interactive exhibits, doesn't hold appeal for everyone. However, the Monday night talks are fascinating, particularly for anyone who has some attachment to LBI. Ron Marr, the president of the museum is an excellent speaker...More

Thank Leslie K
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September 16, 2018|
Response from Jeffrey M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if this museum is open all year or what their fall and winter hours might be.