Coastal Heritage New Jersey


Historic and cultural sites exist up and down the New Jersey coast, but are widely unknown. To better inform visitors and residents of tourism opportunities, the Extension Program developed the Coastal Heritage New Jersey Web Guide.

A steering committee comprised of 15 organizations including the project’s funding partners, county tourism and cultural representatives and other relevant groups contributed to the project’s development. Funding for the project was provided by the NJSGC, DOC-Office of Travel and Tourism, NJDEP-Coastal Management Program, and NOAA-NMFS.

The Guide provides information on coastal attractions, monuments and memorials, museums, historic districts and other places that allow visitors to explore New Jersey’s maritime heritage and culture. Information includes the location of the site and easy-link access that provides all the information needed to plan a day trip or longer vacation to the Jersey Shore or Delaware Bay area. This Guide brings much-needed attention to cultural and historical sites.