575 East Bay Ave (Rt. 9)
Barnegat, NJ 08005
609-698-5284
website:www.barnegathistoricalsociety.com

Open Memorial Day thorugh Labor Day
Sat: 1 to 4
 

About the Museum

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The Barnegat Historical Society was founded in 1967 when the town of Barnegat celebrated its 300th anniversary. The aim of the Society is to preserve old buildings and shops that house a collection of artifacts and records that tell the story of the village of Barnegat.

The Society's Heritage Village is situated on Easy Bay Avenue and consists of four major buildings and three smaller structures.

The Lippincott-Faulkinburg House was the first building moved to the site. This house is dated by deeds to 1866, but is thought to be of 1700s origin due to its construction.

The Barber Shop, circa 1880, houses many local artifacts from the 19th Century.

The Edwards house was relocated to the Society's propery in 1976. This structure was traced by deed to 1813, but it is believed to have been built earlier by James Edwards, a friend and contemporary of George Washington. Colonial artifacts and furnishings are housed here.

Events

The Heritage Village is open Saturdays from 1-4 P.M. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Private tours for groups of 10 or more can be arranged throughout the year by contacting the Society.

     
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