A typical seashore cottage, built in 1916, is home to the Stone Harbor Museum. A visit to the Museum is a visit to the past.Opened in 1999, a collection of archival material and displays bring the past into the present. Trained volunteer docents welcome and guide visitors through the museum.

Highlights include videos of the Beach and Boardwalk and historic storms.Oral interviews with residents and their memories of life in early Stone Harbor may be viewed. Featured also among the many displays are the Bird Sanctuary and the trains which brought the earliest visitors to Stone Harbor.

Stone Harbor Museum & Maritime Annex welcomes you to experience the story of Stone Harbor.  We have 50,000 artifacts, displays, videos and more to view. Come see us. Admission is FREE!


2016 Schedule:  Open June 13 to September 10th Mon day thru Saturday 10 am-3 pm

Welcome Bruce Tell our new Director (click here for details)

Free Vintage House self guided walking/biking tour brochure now available at Museum

Do you know where to find the sailing history of the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor? Did you know that we are Fleet number 1 in the Comet sail boat class?

The Maritime Annex of the Stone Harbor Museum has the best collection of pictorial history. It is located behind the Museum at 235 93rd street.

Come and enjoy the rich history the Club has to offer. The Maritime Annex houses memorabilia of sailing in Stone Harbor. Examples of the Comet and Cheetah Cat, racing boats known worldwide, built in Stone Harbor are on display.

The Annex is dedicated to Edme and Irene Deschamps, owners of the Stone Harbor boatyard where these boats were built. Also on display are a Moth, Gp-14, a Flying Scot and #7 Comet built in 1934 in Stone Harbor. The Maritime Annex is attempting to restore the collection and needs your help.

Contributions to the Boat Restoration Fund are essential to restore the collection and preserve our history. Also please take some time to visit the museum and learn of our Club’s sailing history. Send donations to: The Stone Harbor Museum 235 93rd street Stone Harbor, NJ 08247.

July 2016 Donna VanHorn & Karen Jennings present Terrie Cwik a 1828 Family Bible:

June 2016 SH School children visit:



October 2015, the 16 members of the 4th Grade Class of the Stone Harbor-Avalon Elementary Schools visited the museum in each borough. Shown here are the students listening to stories about Stone Harbor history. They then were assigned to research more about those stories If their enthusiasm is any indication of their future interest, we'll have several historians and museum curators.


Full house at "Stone Harbor Bound" book signing on 7/1/15 at the Legion



Vintage House of Stone Harbor
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Harry Clayton, Commander of American Legion Post 331, is presented a "Vintage House of Stone Harbor" plaque by Bob Ashman of the Stone Harbor Museum. The American Legion Post 331 has diligently maintained and preserved this former Life Saving Station built in 1895. It is the oldest building in Stone Harbor. Commander Clayton said "Our Post 331 is honored to accept this first Vintage House of Stone Harbor certification and will proudly display this plaque".


Docents honored for service:      


POA presents the Museum with $30,000 check from sale of Centennial Book!

Full house at our last of our 4 Stone Harbor Stories on 7/30/14!



This is a picture of Henry Harrison Lion District Governor and Stone Harbor Lions Club President Cynthia Harrison presenting their original 62 year old charter to Stone Harbor Museum President Terrie Cwik and summer intern Sarah McBride. The charter will be on display in the Stone Harbor Museum at 235 93rd Street Stone Harbor, NJ 08247. The Museum is open Mon - Fri 10 am - 3 pm. See this and some of the Museum's other 50,000 artifacts.


Great info on our videos in 7/26 AC Press - click here to see full story

Everyone had fun selling pretzels at Jersey Pops outdoor concert celebrating Stone Harbor Centennial!

A full house of more than 130 people enjoyed the premier showing of our new "The First 100 Years" DVD. The DVD is now available for purchase at the Museum.




Unique gifts are available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop. Books about Stone Harbor, its attractions and history, stories written by members of the museum are featured. Other gifts for sale include collectible historic Stone Harbor beach badges, postcards, DVD videos and mugs, Stone Harbor place mats, and Stone Harbor coloring books.

Now featured in the gift shop are 2 new DVDs "Stone Harbor Stories The First 100 Years" & " Salt Marsh Stories"
. These items are a must for holiday giving for anyone who has ever spent time at the Jersey shore. Stone Harbor Stories DVD price $20.00 and $3.00 shipping; Salt Marsh Stories DVD price $15.00 and $3.00 shipping. ($6.00 for shipping of both DVDs together) Send your check with your order to the Museum. For information about mail orders, please email us or call Linda @ 609 368 7500

Donations are welcome and  much appreciated. Stone Harbor Museum is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

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