Township of Ocean Historical Museum

The Township of Ocean Historical Museum, founded in 1984, is a member-supported, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of New Jersey. Its headquarters, the Eden Woolley House, is one of the few 18th century structures still in existence in the Township.  The museum serves as the ancestral home to every citizen of the Township of Ocean. The Museum is open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.), Thursday Evenings (7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 15 through December 15) and the first and second Sundays of each month (1p.m. to 4 p.m.). The Township of Ocean Historical Museum offers exhibits on the history of coastal Monmouth County and a full calendar of events. The Museum is also 100% volunteer supported, with no paid staff.  The Museum maintains a library and archive, which houses manuscripts, books and photographs of historical and genealogical interest. For more information, please call 732-531-2136 or visit our website at ( on mobile devices) or our other web locations listed below.

Exhibitions and events

The Permanent Exhibits in the Our Town Gallery

Permanent exhibition

The Pre-Colonial Era This area of New Jersey was originally occupied by the Lenni-Lenape tribe (also known as the Delaware to Europeans) a part of the Algonquin nation. The Lenni-Lenape traveled...

The Permanent Exhibits in the Hearth and Home Gallery

Permanent exhibition

The Hearth and Home Gallery is located in the section of the Museum that was the original portion of the Woolley House. The room that is the Gallery today, was built in the 1700's and the beams,...

Educational programs

Third Grade History Program


The Township of Ocean Historical Museum has, since 1985, been providing instruction on the local history of the Township of Ocean, as part of the local history program to 3rd Grade classes within the...


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