Brigantine Museum & History

The Brigantine Beach Historical Society was formed to preserve the Island’s past. Exhibits include a large collection of photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries as well as many artifacts from days gone by. 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.

Brigantine is an island city in Atlantic CountyNew Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was 9,450.[4]

What is now the City of Brigantine has passed through a series of names and reincorporations since it was first created. The area was originally incorporated as Brigantine Beach Borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on June 14, 1890 from portions of Galloway Township, based on the results of a referendum held on June 3, 1890. On April 23, 1897, the area was reincorporated as the City of Brigantine City. This name lasted until April 9, 1914, when it was renamed the City of East Atlantic City.

On March 16, 1924, Brigantine was incorporated as a city, replacing East Atlantic City and incorporating further portions of Galloway Township.[7] 

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Brigantine as its 36th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the “Best Places To Live” in New Jersey.[8]

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



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  1. I was born in Brigantine in 1938 and lived there until we sold our house and moved to Delaware in 2024. Loved the early days when the island was mostly deserted. I remember the hurricane of 44 which took the bridge out for 2 years, my father received the county contract to transfer passengers between Brig and AC during that time. So many memories that could fill a book.

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