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“LBI treasure- a must see”

Museum of NJ Maritime History
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Beach Haven
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

I wasn't sure what to expect, but absolutely loved this place. It is chock full of interesting displays and historical items of LBI and the Jersey shore. Free admission (also had free wifi area and computers) and so worth a visit! My teenagers liked it too, as did my parents. There is something for everyone. Wonderful place!

2  Thank Dante81
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

This is a treasure in the LBI area. Teens and children will learn something about history and the area and they won't even know it because they are having fun. This is definitely something that you will want to take in during her trip to the Long Beach Island area.

2  Thank webmavennj
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

Actually went as a family with an adult daughter. Went during the "off season" on Long Beach Island since summer traffic is heavy on the island. Could have spend days exploring but this trip was limited to 2 hours. Deb and her husband were so friendly and full of information and sent us home with many DVDs to continue our education at home. Plan on going back and hopefully bringing others.

2  Thank mjntr
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

If you're interested in sunken cruise ships, horrific storms, rediscovered treasures, murder mysteries, rare historic documents and postcards, shipwreck artifacts, antique diving gear, naval equipment, sailor's uniforms, local history, lighthouses, WW II history, submarine warfare, famous shipwrecks, or video footage of storms, news coverage of maritime catastrophes, then you'll find yourself spending more time than you anticipated in this outstanding museum.

We were amazed not just with the size and quality of the collection but its presentation. The rambling rooms of the museum are a discovery in themselves for the visitor. Each corner, turn or catwalk revealing something unexpected. Especially robust is the room dedicated to the Morro Castle disaster of 1934. Curator Deb Whitcraft spent years collecting and petitioning the government for the documents related to this tragic story. When it was finally revealed it included murder, intrigue and spies. You'll have to visit to get the whole story!

Visitors are encouraged to take home a FREE CD of one of dozens the museum has made about its subjects. And Whitcraft is an enthusiastic and tremendously knowledgeable hostess. Allow at least 90 minutes to explore this outstanding museum, one of the best I've ever visited.

Tuckers, a great casual restaurant, is only a block away.

3  Thank NRPNewJersey
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

Very interesting museum that is out of the ordinary. Focussed on a fascinating niche of history it has exhibits that both young and old will find to be of interest. Nicely laid out (also a nice place to hold a party) and not crowded at all. And it is free!

1  Thank Howie B
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