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The NJHDA New Jersey Shipwreck Museum at InfoAge

NJHDA has established a New Jersey shipwreck history museum in Wall, New Jersey. The museum is situated at the Information Age Science/History Center (InfoAge), in the site’s signature building, the Marconi Hotel completed in 1914. Volunteers are actively renovating and restoring its interior. It is in this building that NJHDA has set up a model museum. For more information about the Center and Camp Evans, please visit InfoAge.



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The New Jersey Shipwreck Museum

Our shipwreck museum now occupies 1,200 square feet where we feature cannons, portholes, deadeyes, and other artifacts recovered form shipwrecks off the New Jersey Shore. The museum showcases shipwreck investigations from not only NJHDA, but from the investigations conducted by other divers and groups.

We also feature some hands-on exhibits that aid visitors in understanding more about shipwrecks and the recovery of artifacts. as we expand our museum in the future, so will we enhance the understanding that visitors will have regarding New Jersey shipwrecks.

Entrance to the Museum


Hours of Operation

Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays* from 1PM to 5PM

*The shipwreck museum display will be closed on New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Sundays.

Mid-twentieth Century Passageway Light


Mission and Scope

"Dedicated to the Preservation of New Jersey Shipwreck and Maritime History"

NJHDA's purpose for establishing a shipwreck museum is to highlight the results of our investigations, as well as those of others involved in shipwreck and maritime research.

NJHDA seeks to identify wrecksites off the New Jersey Coast that until now have remained unidentified. If successful, we are able to name these sites and reveal their stories to the interested public.

Ship's Chronometer, recovered from the motor vessel PINTA, 1963


Directions from North:

Take Garden State Parkway South to EXIT 100B onto Route 33 East. Continue to Route 18 South. Get off at EXIT 7A. The exit will merge you onto Brighton Avenue. Follow Brighton to the bottom of the hill and turn RIGHT onto Marconi Road. After a few hundred yards, you will see a parking lot entrance on your right.

Directions from South:

Take the Garden State Parkway North to EXIT 98. Bear to the right and get onto Route 138 East. Follow 138 to the Route 18 North. Follow 18 North to Exit 7. The exit ramp will put you on Marconi Road where it intersects Brighton Avenue. Go straight. After a few hundred yards, you will see a parking lot entrance on your right.

Alternately, you can use Exit 100A and get onto Route 33 East. Continue to Route 18 South. Get off at EXIT 7A. The exit will merge you onto Brighton Avenue. Follow Brighton to the bottom of the hill and turn RIGHT onto Marconi Road. After a few hundred yards, you will see a parking lot entrance on your right.

Directions from West:

Take 195 East (which becomes 138 East), to Route 18 North. Follow 18 North to EXIT 7. The exit ramp will put you on Marconi Road where it intersects Brighton Avenue. Go straight. After a few hundred yards, you will see a parking lot entrance on your right.

Directions from East:

Take 33 West, to Route 18 South. Get off at EXIT 7A. The exit will merge you onto Brighton Avenue. Follow Brighton to the bottom of the hill and turn RIGHT onto Marconi Road. After a few hundred yards, you will see a parking lot entrance on your right.



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