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Bayshore Center at Bivalve

2800 High St, Port Norris, NJ 08349-3126
+1 856-785-2060
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Another Hidden Gem on the "other Jersey Shore"!

A quaint, but diverse local Museum outlining the unique history of the Delaware Bay side of NJ. An... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2017
Jerry D
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Well worth the trip!

We came here 25+ years ago and there was not much to see or do. How times have changed! This place... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2017
Teddyballgame999
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Ringoes, 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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Reviewed November 25, 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

Thank Jerry D
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Reviewed October 15, 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

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Reviewed October 3, 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

Thank Ihor R
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

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

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Reviewed July 31, 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 July 8, 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 June 10, 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 April 23, 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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Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Well done, very informative museum. Shows lots of local history. Volunteers very helpful and friendly. Beautiful location, hiking trails near by. Lots of birds to see. Free, accepts donations

Thank Gwyn H
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Reviewed November 6, 2016

An excellent little, hands-on effort by a non-profit organization in conjunction with their volunteers...what a gem! Who knew that NJ was such a hub of the oystering business?! Photos, exhibits and a small offering of items for purchase. The young man in attendance within the...More

Thank Sandra S
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