An Open Door To History
Street Address - Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, New Jersey 07712
 Mailing Address - P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755  

Phone (732) 531-2136

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Township of Ocean Historical Museum


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Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Address: Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Mailing: P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755-0516    


(732) 531-2136 
The Museum is an all Volunteer Organization. We are always looking for help with projects, our many events, or just staffing the Museum. Check out our needs and get involved.
Visit the Township of Ocean Historical Museum

The Museum has a number of exhibit galleries in the rooms on the first floor of the Eden Woolley House. Two house permanent exhibits (updated regularly). The third features changing exhibits.  They include:

The Richmond Gallery - The Richmond Gallery features regularly changing exhibits.  The current exhibit is 

The Our Town Gallery  - The Our Town Gallery explores the history of Ocean Township, as well as changing mini-exhibits, which currently is 

The Hearth and Home Gallery - The Hearth and Home Gallery explains local life at the Jersey Shore and how it has changed over the years.


1:00 to 4:00 P.M.
1:00 to 4:00 P.M.
1:00 to 4:00 P.M.

7:00 to 9:00 P.M. -
March 15 to Dec 15

1:00 to 4:00 P.M. - First and Second Sundays of the Month.
Happening Now At the Eden Woolley House - New Jersey and the Great War: Local Stories of World War I

One hundred years ago this September, 25,000 people gathered on the grounds of what is today Monmouth University—then a private estate called Shadow Lawn—to see Woodrow Wilson officially accept the nomination of the Democratic Party for a second Presidential run. Wilson was following a popular tradition among American Presidents to retreat to our slice of the Jersey Shore to escape the heat and hubbub of Washington. Our exhibit tells the wide-ranging stories of eleven Presidents who spent time here, at the Monmouth County shore. More.
Funding for the Township of Ocean Historical Museum provided by the New Jersey Cultural Trust.  

Funding has been made possible in part by an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commission

Painting and repair of the Stucile Farms Water Tower has been accomplished with financial assistance from The 1772 Foundation 
in cooperation with and administrated by the New Jersey Historic Trust
Eden Woollry House, home of the Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Donate to the Museum

You may donate to the Museum, contribute an item, buy a Memorial Brick,  mark a Centennial Home, or donate to Restore the Water Tower.
Awarded First Place in the 2014 Kevin M. Hale Annual Publication Awards from the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey
New Jersey and the Great War: Local Stories of World War I

Historic Events Around the State
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Clearing up some myths and misconceptions
Golden Crest: The builder, origin, and architect
By guest columnist Randall Gabrielan
Happening Now at the Eden Woolley House - “Farms Galore: Ocean Township’s Rural Past”

From its earliest settlements, Ocean Township—like most of Monmouth County—was farmland. Our founding families—the Potters, Drummonds, Whites, Tuckers, land that today is covered with homes, apartments, offices, and shopping centers. More.

“Farms Galore”: Farming in Ocean Township

New Exhibit - "Wet as the Atlantic Ocean": Prohibition in New Jersey
Opening Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Richmond Gallery, Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
The Township of Ocean Historical Museum will be closed this week for the set-up of our new Exhibit, Wet as the Atlantic Ocean: Prohibition in New Jersey, opening on 06/24/2018 in the Richmond Gallery of the Museum.