Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Township of Ocean Historical Museum

Address: 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Mailing: P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755-0516


(732) 531-2136 

​E-mail us at [email protected]
Images of American - Township of Ocean
Marjorie Edelson and Kay Zimmerer

In 1849, the Township of Ocean—then composed geographically of land along the Atlantic from Sandy Hook to Shark River and west to Neptune and Tinton Falls—was officially separated from Shrewsbury Township. Consisting of scattered farms and small villages surrounding occasional inns, mills, and general stores, the newly formed jurisdiction contained what would later become the dynamic shore communities of Long Branch, Asbury Park, Neptune, Deal, Allenhurst, Interlaken, and Loch Arbour. The lands now known as the Township of Ocean were originally developed from wooded countryside in the 1600s into farmlands, but the area has since become home to summer cottages, mansions, and suburban neighborhoods in modern times. As the township prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 1999, it boasts a diverse and vibrant assortment of gracious residential communities and thriving commercial sections. This marvelous new photographic history was compiled to honor the hard-working and dedicated citizens who have lived and labored together over the years in the Township of Ocean.

Monmouth County Historic Landmarks
Randall Gebrielan

Homesteads and mansions, museums and memorials, lighthouses, a battlefield, historic districts and theatres—these are some of the sites that have shaped Monmouth County. These varied places are preserved for future generations through painstaking efforts and afford visitors a glimpse of what life was like in bygone eras. Two magnificent lighthouses guard the northern Monmouth coast—Sandy Hook, the nation's oldest, and Twin Lights, an architectural masterpiece. Imagine the pounding of cannons at Monmouth Battlefield State Park; Red Bank's most famous son is honored at the Count Basie Theatre and history lives at the Historic Village at Allaire. Prominent local historian Randall Gabrielan tells the history behind these and many more historic sites and landmarks in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

All books and museum items are available at the Eden Woolley House
Oakhurst School 1900 - Note Paper and Envelopes
The Eden Woolley House, Circa 1750 - Note Paper and Envelopes
All books and museum items are available at the Eden Woolley House
Ross-Fenton Farm 1902
Deal Test Site 1919
Cold Indian Springs 1873
Van Notes General Store, Oakhurst
Farming in Ocean Township
"An open door to the history of coastal Monmouth County"

"An open door to the history of coastal Monmouth County"

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The Eden Woolley House, Color Painting- Note Paper and Envelopes