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Museums in the Pinelands

A number of excellent museums and Interpretive Centers throughout the Pinelands and surrounding coastal areas offer a fascinating look at the history of this part of New Jersey. Here are just some of the many places you can visit.

Burlington County Museum

Burlington County Prison Museum

This building was a prison for 154 years. At the time of its closing it was the oldest continually used prison in the United States.


Museum at Historic Batsto Village

Located within the Wharton State forest in Burlington County, Batsto is a wonderful restoration of a nineteenth century bog iron and glass-making village.  Its
museum displays many artifacts relating to Batsto's history, as well as the rich ecological background.


Barnegat Lighthouse Interpretive Center

The “Story of Barnegat Lighthouse,” depicting the history of this beloved landmark, is showcased in the Interpretive Center at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, which is adjacent to the lighthouse.
Barnegat Light (Long Beach Island), NJ 08006 (609) 494-2016


Thousands of maritime photographs, historic documents & vintage newspaper accounts of New Jersey shipwrecks and coastal communities
Computerized database and user-friendly filing system of over 7,200 New Jersey shipwrecks and maritime disasters
Lending library of New Jersey-related books
Exhibit of artifacts recovered from New Jersey wreck sites

Dock Road and West Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ Phone: (609) 492-0202

Ocean County Historical Society Museum

26 Hadley Ave Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-341-1880 - Fax: 732 341-4372


Barnegat Historical Society Heritage Village and Museum

Barnegat Historical Society - Heritage Village and Museum

New Jersey, Heritage Village features the Lippincott-Faulkenburg House, the Barber Shop, the Edwards House, the Butcher Shop, a corn crib, a motel cabin, and a three-hole necessary. Heritage Village is open from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturdays, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


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The Powhatan Renape Nation's
American Indian Heritage Museum

A wide variety of artifacts, from tools and musical instruments, to clothing, weapons, and decorative arts. Large dioramas throughout depict the village life of many tribes.
Rancocas, NJ 08073 (609) 261-4747


Tuckerton Wireless


35 Leitz Blvd. & Wisteria Lane
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Phone: (609) 294-1547


Tuckerton Seaport

The museum on site has an extensive display of decoy collections, Baymen's tools and artifacts, and an antique photo collection among its offerings. Sundays usually feature a live demonstation of wood carving or other art of the Baymen. Tours, clinics, hands-on demonstrations and much more will educate and entertain everyone! See photos.


Over 20,000 items ranging in size from a Continental dollar to an 1870 bed. All have been presented to the Center as gifts from members and friends. The majority of items are classified as "historical artifacts" rather than antiques. These artifacts can be attributed by name, place, and date to the persons who made them, used them, or enjoyed owning them.

907 Shore Road, PO Box 301 Somers Point, New Jersey 08244


Cape May County Historical Museum
and Geneological Society

Extensive and varied exhibits including furnishings, costumes, tools and decorative and practical objects from the 17th to 20th centuries.

504 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 (609) 465-3535


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