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If spending your whole time at the beach sounds like a little much to you, or if rainy days are threatening your vacation, no worries, as there are plenty of museums and other sights to see whilst in Middletown. A few highlights include:
Prescott Farm -- this restored farmsite includes restored farm buildings originally built in the late 1700s. Guide-led tours are available of several of the buildings (a portion of the site is privately owned and therefore not open to the public). Tours are $3 for adults and $1 for children. The farm grounds are open May through October, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Whitehall Museum House -- this restored house is located at 311 Berkeley Avenue. The museum is housed in the former home of George Berkeley, an educator, philosopher, and Anglican priest who lived in there between the years of 1729 and 1731. The museum is furnished in period furniture.
Norman Bird Sanctuary -- birdwatchers will delight in this park located at 583 3rd Beach Road. Over 300 species of birds reside in the sanctuary, along with a variety of other plants and animals. You can learn more about the area's flora and fauna by visiting the visitor center, located on the sanctuary grounds.
Another excellent place to view wildlife is the
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, a 242-acre wildlife refuge is home to a number of marshland plant and animal species.