A look at Long Beach Island, New Jersey

The Long Beach Island Museum

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The Long Beach Island Museum in Beach Haven has a great collection of memorabilia from the early days of Beach Haven and Long Beach Island.

The museum is located on Engleside Avenue across from the Surflight Theater and the Veterans Memorial Park.  Exhibits include:

  • Victorian life in Beach Haven – Beach Haven’s early days were during the Victorian Era.
  • Baymen – Making a living from the bay was an important part of life on the island, and still is for some people.  Exhibits include duck carvings, sneakboxes and garveys.
  • Early Hotels – You will find information about the Engleside, Parry House,  Baldwin Hotels as well as Bond’s Guest House in Holgate.
  • Whaling – This was a means of livelihood for many people on the island
  • Shipwrecks – LBI has had her share of shipwrecks over the years.
  • Tuckerton – Long Beach Railroad – Until the advent of the motorcar and automobile bridge, trains ran to Long Beach Island. The train bridge ran just north of the current causeway. At the island, the tracks split north and south. The northern track ended in Barnegat Light while the southern track ended in Beach Haven.

They also host special events throughout the season. It is definitely worth visiting.

 

The Long Beach Island Museum

The Long Beach Island Museum

 

 

 

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