- public tours Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, 1 pm - 5pm
- open for special events upon request
- Guided tours
- self-guided tours
- school programs
- family programs
- Gift counter
- bus parking
- accessible for mobility impaired
- ADA restrooms
- Adults $5
- group rates available
InfoAge at Camp Evans
2201 Marconi Road, Wall, NJ 07719
The Information Age Learning Center is a consortium of science and history museums and exhibits that serve as the focal point for the preservation and interpretation of New Jersey’s rich communications, computer, and electronic technology and history. Visitors are educated in the technologies we use today, many of which were developed at Camp Evans. The Camp Evans site was originally selected in 1912 by Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian immigrant, as the east coast base of trans-Atlantic wireless communication. The Federal government seized the property a few years later when it realized its strategic importance for WWI communications. The property ultimately became the military Camp Evans, where many innovations evolved, including early radar systems, cold war technology and nuclear weapons development. Research at the site was cutting-edge and drew a diverse group of scientists and engineers, including African Americans and women, to work on the emerging technologies.
Today, the site boasts over two dozen museums and exhibits, including a radio museum established by renowned radio and telecommunications historians; a computer learning center museum established by computer industry professionals and hobbyists; NJ shipwreck museum established by a prominent diver and explorer; a model train museum; and an electronics Computer Deconstruction Lab for learning electronics and computer technology. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and recognized as a National Historic Landmark.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- View exhibits and attend talks that honor the communication pioneers of wireless, WWI, WWII, space exploration and the cold war
- Attend special events hosted by member museums, including the train museum's Christmas show and the computer museum's yearly festival and monthly workshops
- See futuristic buildings designed by architect Buckminster Fuller
- Home of the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame
- Tour the Marconi Hotel
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