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Bayshore Center at Bivalve

2800 High St, Port Norris, NJ 08349-3126
+1 856-785-2060
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Very relaxing atmosphere with a great view. Good food and cold beverages. Perfect spot for a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julia M
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Villas, New Jersey
You WIll Enjoy What You Learn

The Bayshore Center is teaming with history and if Karl is there to explain the vast history of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert R
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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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A 1904 Nat'l Register site, built to support the booming Delaware Bay Oyster industry, the Bivalve Shipping Sheds and Wharves serve as a destination and community center, house the Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center, art gallery, Oyster Cracker Cafe, gift shop and headquarters for the Bayshore Center at Bivalve. It is also the home port of NJ's official Tall Ship, the AJ MEERWALD.
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2800 High St, Port Norris, NJ 08349-3126
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+1 856-785-2060
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very relaxing atmosphere with a great view. Good food and cold beverages. Perfect spot for a romantic lunch.

Thank Julia M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bayshore Center is teaming with history and if Karl is there to explain the vast history of this part of the Jersey Shore, you will be glad you took the time to visit. The layout of this old train stop almost comes alive as...More

Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

A quaint, but diverse local Museum outlining the unique history of the Delaware Bay side of NJ. An out-of-the-way place, but we'll "mapped"; there's several local Eateries worth stopping at along the way to Bivalve... especially the renowned Maurice River Diner! (and I guarantee you'll...More

1  Thank Jerry D
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We came here 25+ years ago and there was not much to see or do. How times have changed! This place was going great guns many years ago because of the oyster. 80 train car loads a day went out of here. Easy to see...More

2  Thank Teddyballgame999
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is the place to experience everything about oystering. Karl is an amazing repository of technical & historical information. Catch the two videos and all the indoor and outdoor exhibits. You can be intrigued easily for 3 hours plus a leisurely hour for lunch at...More

1  Thank Ihor R
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Interesting and educational place to visit. Also includes an art gallery with work by locals. Pictures and stories full of information.

Thank Charles T M
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

A small but interesting museum about this part of the state. Well worth the visit. This is the home of NJ's Tall Ship "AJ MEERWALD". Local eatery Oyster Cracker Café and the local fisheries add to the whole experience.

1  Thank grayray
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

What a fascinating find and gem of a museum. Who knew the history behind oysters and the role this area played in that industry? This museum in its low-key way tells the story of that trade in ways that are readily understandable and very, very...More

1  Thank Christopher M
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Learned a lot about the oyster industry and the Bay men on the Maurice River and Delaware Bay. Informative short film, and poster displays. Also. took a Sial on Newerseys all ship the Merwald.

Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the Bayshore Center on a wet, rainy day and were treated to a wonderful freshly cooked meal at the Oyster Cafe and then a fascinating trip back in time to learn how the sleepy town of Port Norris used to be the Oyster...More

1  Thank Melanie B
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