Wildwood Historical Society - George F. Boyer Museum

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Wildwood Historical Society - George F. Boyer Museum

Wildwood Historical Society - George F. Boyer Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
The goal of the Wildwood Historical Society is to preserve the colorful history of the Wildwoods, NJ, and to educate the public through exhibits at the George Boyer Museum. WE ARE CLOSED NOVEMBER THROUGH APRIL. Our hours are in effect from May-October.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The Pidge
Wayne, NJ417 contributions
One of the better museums you'll find anywhere
May 2021
No doubt a popular (indoor) on rainy days, "The Boyer" is worth your time even if the weather outside is perfect. More than a half dozen rooms are filled with historic photos (the binders alone contain tens of thousands), exhibits, and artifacts focus on all aspects of the history of The Wildwoods, from beach patrol to hotels/motels to boardwalk amusements to the resort's famous music scene of the 60's. The staff is always willing to assist, but also steps aside if you're looking to engage in your own self-guided tour. Best of all, admission is free- where else in Wildwood can you find something not costing a dime?
Written 31 May 2021
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JoanG806
Philadelphia, PA79 contributions
Great History of Wildwood
May 2021
We decided to visit this museum since the weather was not good. There is so much to see in this museum of Wildwood, nice time and there's a video in the back to watch. Not for children they would be bored.
Written 27 May 2021
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Daddy1
20 contributions
Nice arrangement of wildwood history
Aug 2019
Many photos and relics of Wildwood's past you can browse through. Staff very knowledable of the area past and present
Written 25 September 2019
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,317 contributions
Don't miss this great little museum for the history of Wildwood NJ
Sep 2019
This is the second time I have visited the Boyer Historical Museum and I find that it is interesting to visit and I learn something new when I come here. It has the history of the town since its founding and it has a little bit of everything on the town. It covers the schools, the police and fire department, the fires that the town has been experienced and the whole resort hotels and motels and amusements. Don't miss their display of the hold amusement piers and rides that used to be there.

It can be a little overwhelming to see the this museum as there is a lot to read and look at so it may take a few trips. Don't miss the restaurant section with the old menus, plate ware and signs. It really shows how the resort has changed over the years but in some cases has not changed a bit.

Make a small donation to keep this museum going as the staff works really hard to keep the place open. It has limited hours and call ahead if you are going to visit.
Written 18 September 2019
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lucasbear1104
Lancaster, PA176 contributions
Fun little musuem
Jul 2019 • Couples
If you have any interest in the Wildwoods, this is a great place to stop.
Highly organized, with a helpful friendly staff. It can get a little crowded on rainy days.
Lots of items that will invoke nostalgia if you vacationed in Wildwood as a kid.
Written 26 July 2019
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,317 contributions
Off the beaten path but don't miss this gem by the shore
Sep 2018 • Solo
I visited Wildwood Beach for a convention recently and had read about the Wildwood Historical Society and took an early morning trip to visit the museum. It really is an interesting little museum.

The Boyer Historical Museum is a treasure trove of information on the history of the Wildwood Beaches, not just the amusements but on the schools, the police and fire departments and the whole history on the creation of the beach community.

There are all sorts of artifacts including old amusement items, old pictures, hotel and restaurant items and all sorts of records on all aspects of the three towns and their history. Don't miss the videos on the old parks and the way the town grew.

Take time to walk each of the rooms and look at all the old pictures and books that line all the walls. It can be a bit jumbled and a little overwhelming as there is so much to see but it is a nice way to spend the morning especially if it is raining.

The cost is free. Be aware though that they are open only from 9-2pm.
Written 18 September 2018
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1walking2
Norristown, PA103 contributions
Lots of local history
Sep 2018
Lots of detail and very dedicated volunteers who are very knowledgeable about the town. Especially great if you have a person, hobby or location you want to find out more about. The DVD running at the time of my visit only went back to the early 1940's but there are displays that go further back. This is a great rainy day activity. Bring quarters to feed the meters for street parking.
Written 16 September 2018
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Deborah B
19 contributions
Everything you ever wanted to know about the history of Wildwood, NJ
Aug 2018 • Family
The George Boyer museum is run by very dedicated volunteers who care deeply about preserving the history of wildwood. The rooms are filled with everything from homes to old rides to doo wop history and rock and roll's roots in Wildwood. Donations accepted. Open 9-2 except on sundays. Great experience
Written 27 August 2018
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vacajoe
138 contributions
Great
Aug 2018 • Friends
Lots of history on Wildwood here lots of exhibits very friendly staff bring quarters for parking meters you have to park on the street find about two and a half hours but it's fun kids loved it very friendly staff keep up the good work
Written 27 August 2018
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Colleen K
Poconos, PA14 contributions
Love the history!
Aug 2018 • Family
Love our first visit here. Bring quarters to park on street. Plan to spend an hour or 2. A nice movie informs about Wildwood in the early days. Delightful staff. So many memories in one place. Loved it!
Written 3 August 2018
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Wildwood Historical Society - George F. Boyer Museum is open:
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM