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Tuckerton Seaport, Tuckerton

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The Tuckerton Seaport is a working maritime village and museum located in Tuckerton, New Jersey, United States. The 40acre site, which opened in May 2000, features 17 historic and recreated buildings connected by a boardwalk, a maritime forest and wetlands nature trail. The seaport, which is a member of the Council of American Maritime Museums, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2010.HistoryThe site of the Tuckerton Seaport was built on a formerly-wooded site along Tuckerton Creek, which had long been slated for commercial development. In 1989, plans for a motel, campground, and marina were brought to the planning board. July 1993, Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum opened adjacent to Stanley "Tip" Seaman Park, on a site currently occupied by tennis courts. The Baymen's museum officially announced a revised plan for commercial development on the Tuckerton Creek site, an 11-building village dubbed the "Tuckerton Seaport". However, as planning and development were underway, the plan for the site grew larger than originally proposed.Developed by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, the $11.3 million Tuckerton Seaport project officially opened on May 13, 2000, to a crowd of over a thousand, dedicated by then-governor Christine Todd Whitman and the widow of Jacques Cousteau, among others. However, the village held an unofficial "soft opening" a week earlier. In preparation for the new traffic created by the museum, the intersection of Route 9 and Great Bay Boulevard was redesigned, eliminating the "fork in the road" and the addition of Tuckerton's second traffic light. The nautical-style lampposts seen throughout the seaport were originally located at the former Trump Marina in Atlantic City, but were dismantled and then shipped to Tuckerton to make way for the Atlantic City - Brigantine Connector.
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  • A nice place to spend some time and review the Seaports history. The museum has interesting plctures of the past and there are local crafts for sale on occasions. There are a few other local stores th...  more »
  • It would certainly be better to visit this place during the summer season but we happened to be visiting the area in November and it was still worth a stop. Most things were closed but the visitor's c...  more »
  • The museum is very interesting and informative but the outdoors buildings and displays are closed and in bad disrepair. The museum is especially good for children and the importance of conservation.  more »
  • Went to see New Year fireworks. Great job for all involved in a well done fireworks display. Looking forward to doing this every year. Spent the afternoon wandering the seaport and food trucks. Very informative cast of characters they have. With an impressive knowledge of the history of this area. Nice to see some young faces keeping old traditions alive. Food trucks are a nice addition but a bit pricey.
  • Great place will be returning with kids often. Quaint walk through of fishing town. Arts and crafts for kids. Lots of family friendly events and community involvement!!
  • I was with my daughter, her husband and 2 children Boys 2 and 6 years old. I'm 65. Quite a range of ages. Fascinating place! We were short on time but every one of us was sorry to leave before we could see everything. Great gift shop with a full range of gifts, books, and some clothing. Lots of wooden items locally made.
  • Love coming here for events and seeing how things used to look a long time ago. I wish the events weren't a cover charge everytime though, deters me and my family going to some events but they always do a great job.
  • My daughter and I had a great time at the Haunted Seaport, we even made some new friends. Great fun for the whole family!

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