Brigantine Historical Museum

The Brigantine Beach Historical Society was formed to preserve the Island’s past. Through their efforts and the efforts of Brigantine’s town historian, Howard “Fritz” Haneman, the Brigantine Historical Museum opened in 1992 and is located adjacent to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.

Exhibits include a large collection of photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries as well as many artifacts from days gone by. Stop in and stroll through Brigantine’s unique past. Open from Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend in October.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

3607 Atlantic Brigantine Boulevard, Brigantine, NJ 08203-1001     (609) 266-3437 ‎

Click below. Watch a quick video tour of the museum….

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9 thoughts on “Brigantine Historical Museum”

  1. My Mother, Shirley Tobash (82) made a donation of a few historical artifacts this past summer which she has collected over her many years of visiting Brigantine. The donation was not large but, having been asked to leave her name and address upon making the donation, she expected a note of thanks in the mail. It would really make her day if someone could be so kind as to send her a small thank you card. Her address is 3 Tobash Drive Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Your kind consideration is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

      1. Donna Zarutskie Lehrer

        I have many fond melodies staying at the Sunset Inn in early 1960s. I’m making a memory book for my mom(95). Her sister and husband Ann and Harry Krill has a friend Mr. Guthrie if I recall . Who would have owned the inn back then? What was it s name? Would you have any pictures? They also had a cabin in Absecon( I can send photos 1940 s). What s your email? Thanks Donna Lehrer


    Is anyone considered as the ISLAND HISTORIAN? My family goes back to 1944 & I remember from 1947 on. Should I get in contact with the LIBARIAN for local information? Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Ann,
      I was born in Brig in 1938, that doesn’t make me a historian but I do also have a lot of great memories, I’d be glad to compare them with you. I still live in Brig and am 83 so email me at if you want to compare memories.
      Bob & Lynn

      1. Hello Bob & Lynn: 3 parts of my family moved to BRIGANTINE in the 2nd half of the 40’s. It started in 1946 for me during the month of August thru LABOR DAY WEEKEND. Add at least a weekend each month. Everybody knew my uncle Albert who was the ESSO man. Please respond because we sure had to swam at the City Dock together. I hope to hear from you. SINCERELY YOURS; PENNY {Brig nickname} name|^0^

  3. Ann Penny Jenkins-Higdon

    BRIGANTINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: I have left several messages for you & so far no one has bothered to respond. I understand the members have become focused on the ARTISTIC side of their MUSEUM rather than actually HISTORY of the real lives of the residents. I’ll call again Sunday the 9th during your business Hours. PS Why is your EMAIL in the REALESTATE PAGE? SINCERELY Ann Penelope Jenkins-Higdon

  4. I was asked to find pictures of the former Brigantine Pharmacy. We were the owners from 1966-1980.
    I thought I had pictures but can’t locate them. I googled and Pinterest Ed but to no avail. Hopefully you’ll be able to help.
    Don Berkman is the subject of a book that’s why I need his history.
    Thank you Nan Berkman

    1. I recall the name Berkman. I was about 11 years old and one of my first jobs was delivering prescriptions for the Brigantine Pharmacy on my bike. I was paid $.10 per trip plus any tip I received. Good honest work for a young kid. This was 1948 to 1949. We lived at 341 S. 31st. Brigantine was our home 1948-1969 when Mom died and Dad came to live with us in Panama.

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