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Museum of NJ Maritime History

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Museum of NJ Maritime History

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Dock Rd. and West Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
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Carol M wrote a review Jan 2021
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Very informative and well organized maritime history of NJ and LBI. Looking forward to returning and sharing the experience with other friends and family.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Justin W wrote a review Oct 2020
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey2,164 contributions583 helpful votes
I have to say that for a small museum I was very impressed by the amount of information that this museum covers. It is really an interesting and amazing place for a small museum at the shore. There are rooms that cover shark attacks, luxury liner disasters, ship wrecks, shore erosion issues, Coast Guard information, local history dealing with the sea and shore and lots of artifacts from wrecks over the last three hundred years. I was impressed by the information on the 1916 Shark Attacks that inspired the movie "Jaws" and the disaster of many of the luxury liners even after what we learned from the Titanic ten years earlier. There are all sorts of eye witness accounts recorded and all sorts of artifacts. There is a lot of information on Maritime history of the Jersey Shore and a lot about the resort history of the area. There is a lot on the resorts of not just Beach Haven but the surrounding shore towns. Each room is packed with information and can be somewhat overwhelming unless you have a few hours to spend here like I did. I found myself leaving after over two hours. Do not miss this little gem of a museum that is well worth the visit and has free admission. They ask for a small donation which is fair. The people who work here are very friendly and welcoming and will answer any questions.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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rcrest419 wrote a review Jul 2020
Monroe Township, New Jersey6 contributions
What an entertaining way to learn nautical history and see artifacts from the sea in a beautifully designed building. Nice guides to answer questions too.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Linda P wrote a review Sep 2019
Ballston Spa, New York332 contributions116 helpful votes
Great history and a bit of a thrill for the horror fan to see films and documentaries of shipwrecks and disasters. 2 floors of artifacts displayed with lots of information, books for sale, bathrooms!, large variety. Parking free in September next door on pier.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Dante-Donna wrote a review Aug 2019
Yonkers, New York403 contributions123 helpful votes
This place is one of the cutest museums i have seen in a long time, very educational and nautical. try not to miss it if you are in the area.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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