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Museum of NJ Maritime History

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Address: Dock Rd. and West Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
Phone Number: (609) 492-0202
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A maritime museum worth exploring

This collection of maritime artifacts is one of the finest on the eastern seaboard and highlights many of the local legends and lore surrounding the LBI area. Deb Whitcraft is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
BaliHaiH15
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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This collection of maritime artifacts is one of the finest on the eastern seaboard and highlights many of the local legends and lore surrounding the LBI area. Deb Whitcraft is a walking encyclopedia and she's actually co-written a book on the legendary Morro Castle which burned off Asbury Park taking many lives. Take time to page through the library and... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Great spot for family adventures, especially on rainy or very hot days. Wonderful collection of historical records and artifacts. Reminds you of the important history of LBI. Highly recommended for all .

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Enjoyed all the maritime artifacts. Lots of historic articles to study. The staff is friendly and very informative.

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nanuet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

If you have interest in maritime history and culture, this is the place for you! this is a true inner sanctum of fascinating vignette and exhibits about the New Jersey and northeast seashore life and times. those with an interest in scuba diving will be in for a special series of treats and exhibits. Many exhibits reference presentations from the... More 

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My idea while staying on LBI is beach and swimming. Sometimes the weather does not cooperate. My family and I visited this museum and found it to be very interesting and enjoyable. I have gone to LBI for many years and I still learned a lot by my visit to this museum. There was a man there, that was so... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

A huge collection of maritime history, artifacts, photos, videos, research, and more. Who knew there were so many shipwrecks and other disasters in this region?! Take your time. Select an event or two to learn about each time you visit. This place is a wealth of knowledge and stories!

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Thank Donna P
Warren County NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Great little museum with such kind and helpful docents. Only will need about an hour or so to see. Make this a stop with the kiddies .

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Been numerous times and still haven't seen it all. This place should be mandatory for ALL shoobies (rain or shine)

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

OMG!!! What an enjoyable and interesting visit! Great for families, seniors, even taking a special someone on a date! Also, perfect for a rainy-day activity! Admission is free but they do have a donation jar at the entrance(...please be generous???). The museum has two floors and is PACKED with relics from sunken ships....EVEN ITEMS FROM THE TITANIC! We're going back!!!!!!

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This place is packed with wreck diver's finds and interesting displays. The kids will enjoy the shark videos, and the adults will enjoy everything. Amazingly, the owner and former mayor of Beach Haven built and runs this on her own nickel. What a gift to the islanders and tourists. We all thank you!

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