The Long Beach Island Museum was built in 1882 as the Holy Innocent's Episcopal Church. It remained so until 1976 when it was purchased by the Long Beach Island Historical Association. The museum proudly stands in the center of Beach Haven's Historic District. Its main objective is to keep the history of LBI alive through the preservation of artifacts and photographs inside the 130 year old building and through various programs and events promoting the rich history of Long Beach Island.
The LBI Museum is located at
Engleside and Beach Aves. in Beach Haven.
Phone number: 609.492.0700.
E-mail address: LBIHA_museum@comcast.net
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
The heated/air-conditioned Museum is open by appointment year-round, for Weddings, Private Parties and tours of 10 or more persons. Please call 609.492.3988 for further information.
Relive the Victorian Era on LBI by traveling back in time through her grand hotels which set the standard for luxury and hospitality. Learn about the 1916 shark attack in Beach Haven that was used as the basis for “Jaws”.
Trace the rich history of the Tuckerton-Long Beach Railroad from 1886 to 1935.
Learn not only about the old-time Barnegat Baymen but see the tools and implements they used as well as examples of our local boats made popular in our waters: the Garvey, Sneakbox and Catboat.
Relive the vivid history of New Jersey’s first seashore resort on Tucker’s Island and learn how the once thriving community was swallowed by the sea.
Explore life savers and recovered shipwreck artifacts. Find out interesting facts about Barnegat Lighthouse, affectionately referred to as “Old Barney” and why it has become a top New Jersey tourist attraction.
Trace aerial photographs showing the entire island immediately after the 1962 storm and learn about the many fierce storms that have battered the island.
Find out the tradition of sailing on Barnegat Bay and Little Egg Harbor from private docks to marinas to the Island’s six yacht clubs. View our collection of burgees, trophy cups and vintage photographs.
Relive the time when large pound boats dramatically landed on the beach brimming full with fish while tracing the history of deep-sea fishing from LBI which still continues as a haven for commercial fisherman.