The Wildwood Historical Society and George F. Boyer Museum are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that operates on donations, membership programs and the Cape May Culture & Heritage Commission Grant from the NJ Historical Commission.
We are proud to offer free admission to our visitors.
Donations are gratefully accepted. Hours are at the bottom of the website.
DO YOU KNOW?
Who Tuffy the Lion was?
What year the Starlight Ballroom burned down?
Who Doris Bradway was?
What year the Miss America Pageant was held in Wildwood?
Who won the National Marbles Tournament last year?
What year the boardwalk was moved a block closer to the beach?
Who Joy Bright was?
What year the Beach Boys played on the Wildwood Beach?
Who Melba Pope was?
Find these answers and more by visiting the George F. Boyer Museum at the Wildwood Historical Society
The Wildwoods' own "Toast of the Coast," Ed Zaberer created a truly unique dining experience in Anglesea, one that remains revered in Wildwood lore to this day. With its varous themed rooms, antique stylings, and collection of zany decor, there was nothing quite like it. The term "Zaberized" was coined to refer to the larger-than-life atmosphere of this legendary establishment. Check out our permanent Zaberer's exhibit, featuring memoriabilia, promotional material, photos of the many celebrities who visited the restaurant and so much more!
Did you know that the Wildwood Historical Society has one of the largest postcard collections in South Jersey? Our collection contains over 2500 postcards, illustrating everything from hotels to restaurants, schools to churches. While many of the buildings on the postcards no longer stand, the Wildwood Historical Society is privileged to preserve these images and other remnants of our island's history.
Golden Nugget Cactus
This cactus prop once adorned the Golden Nugget Mine Ride, which opened on Hunt's Pier in July of 1960 and became a crowd favorite for decades on the Wildwood boardwalk. Traveling in a mine-car themed coaster, riders were taken back through the Old West and experienced collapsing beams, near head-on collisions, and the deepest depths of various mineshafts. The ride was closed in 1999 and sat dormant for nearly ten years until it was demolished on April 20, 2009.
SHOULDER SEASON HOURS
April to Memorial Day,
and Labor Day to Halloween:
Thursdays thru Saturdays 10am-3pm
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Mondays thru Saturdays 10am-3pm
Closed on Memorial Day and Labor Day
CLOSED IN THE WINTER
We open seasonally. We close every year from November to March.
Our online store is open 24/7/365 for your shopping pleasure