Great Museums in NJ You May Not Have Heard Of

Visiting a museum is the perfect thing to do on a rainy day instead of staying home. There are plenty of fascinating museums in New Jersey that you may not know exist, some of them right here in Monmouth County. Here are some of our favorites that offer a little something for everyone.


Monmouth Museum

The Monmouth Museum, located in Lincroft, considers itself “a Museum of Ideas” and offers changing exhibitions as well as educational programs centered around art, nature and cultural history. It is one of the largest private museums in New Jersey and is a great museum for both adults and children.


Twin Lights Lighthouse Museum

The Twin Lights Lighthouse has stood over the coast of northern New Jersey since 1828. The Twin Lights Historical Society preserves and protects the cultural history of the beautiful site and provides information to visitors at the museum on site. Visit one of the most unique lighthouses in the country while learning about the coastal history of the area.


National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey

The National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey is a treasure trove for history and military buffs. With free general admission all year long, you can spend a few hours learning the stories of the New Jersey soldiers through both World War I and World War II. The museum has a vast collection of original artifacts, rare photographs, rifles, and even a life-size trench diorama so that visitors can experience military history like never before.


Museums are a perfect way to learn about the history of New Jersey and all the unique culture this area has to offer. Visit any one of these great museums with your family for a unique educational experience they’re sure to remember.