Some of you may actually be reading this in the dark right now! Man, did we have quite a storm! I hope if your electric isn’t on now, that it will turn on soon!
Every week, I am going to try to get something new up on this blog here! I know school is out for summer… so now is the time to explore with the kids and going out and doing things together! One place you need to visit, and to put on your South Jersey bucket list, is the Tuckerton Seaport Museum.. in none other than… Tuckerton, New Jersey!
I came to visit in early Spring of this year… however, during the summer is when this place comes alive! The Tuckerton Seaport is a working maritime village and a museum that consists of 17 buildings that all connect via a boardwalk along Tuckerton Creek.
This is a fabulous place to learn a bit about Jersey Shore history AND the surrounding ecology and environment. What is also pretty awesome, is the kids actually will learn and have fun on top of it too. I took my 3-year-old with me and he enjoyed his entire visit! You’ll learn about Jersey surfers, railroads, and a ton of other neat little history tidbits about our homeland! A lot of folks don’t realize this, but the lighthouse you see on the premises is actually a replica of the one that was washed away by the sea in 1927. The original lighthouse was built in 1848 to guide boats into Little Egg Harbor. It was a short brick tower with about 15 lamps and 15 inch reflectors. A lot of the sailors actually did not like the Tucker Lighthouse (as it was called) because it did not give off adequate light. Today, the replica lighthouse is a pretty cool museum that houses a lot of history about the Jersey Shore!
This place has a ton for kids and the family to enjoy… from crafts, to sea creatures, two goats and even a park. You could literally spend hours here checking out each building and seeing what they also have to offer… Duck decoys, anyone?
Go on out and have a great time this summer!
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