Copyright 2008-2020 (C) Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Township of Ocean Historical Museum
An Open Door To The History of Coastal Monmouth County
Address: 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Mailing: P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755-0516
703 Deal Road | Ocean, NJ 07712 | (732) 531-2136
Eden Woolley House and Museum
Home of the Woolley Family from 1747 to 1926
Tuesday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Wednesday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm;
Thursday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm;
Thursday Evenings (March 15 to December 15) 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm;
First and Second Sunday of each month 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
to the Eden Woolley House and Museum,
the home of the Township of Ocean Historical Museum. The house is an architectural gem and a 250+ year repository of local history. It was saved from destruction in 2005 and moved 1100 feet east to its present location in Joe Palaia Park.
The Eden Woolley House is the only remaining "Woolley House" in the Township. The house was originally located at the corner of Deal Road and Route 35. The property remained in the Woolley family until 1926. In the 1700's, a one and a half story structure (the east end of the current house) was built by Thomas Woolley. In 1835 the property passed to Eden Woolley. He enlarged the house to its current size in the Greek Revival style to accommodate his family and to enhance his standing in the community.
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 and repair and re-roofing of the Stucile Farms Cow Barn have been accomplished with financial assistance from The 1772 Foundation in cooperation with and administrated by the New Jersey Historic Trust.
Now At The Eden Woolley House
The TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN HISTORICAL MUSEUM
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In the interest of preserving public health during the growing coronavirus pandemic, and also to ensure that everyone feels comfortable and able to attend our events, we have made the decision to POSTPONE all of our events through Sunday, April 12. This aligns with CDC recommendations to practice social distancing and avoid large group gatherings.
We are closing the museum to the public from now through Sunday, April 12th.
The 16th Annual Spring Tea has been moved from April 18, 2020, to May 30, 2020;
The Speaker event scheduled for March 25, 2020, is being rescheduled to a later date.
The Gallery Talk scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2020, is canceled.