• Open daily year-round
  • Winter: 10 am - 4 pm
  • last admission: 2:30 pm
  • Tours
  • weekend events
  • childrens' activities
  • Gift shop
  • ADA accessible
  • wheelchairs available
  • Adults $8
  • seniors $6
  • children 5-12 $5
  • children under 5/ active military and immediate family/ veterans/ disabled veteran companions free

Tuckerton Seaport

120 West Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

(609) 296-8868

Originally the Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen’s Museum, the Tuckerton Seaport has evolved into a maritime village located along historic Tuckerton Creek in Tuckerton, New Jersey. The Seaport’s 40-acre site includes 17 historic and recreated buildings connected by a boardwalk, a maritime forest and wetlands nature trail, two houseboats, a decoy gallery, a working boatworks building in which restoration of sneakbox designs of the Barnegat Bay occurs, a historic, decoy carving workshops and the recreated Tucker’s Island Lighthouse. Daily demonstrators and traditional artists bring the Jersey Shore’s rich maritime heritage to life.

Bring the family and spend the day exploring exhibits and meet the people who lived, worked and played along the Barnegat Bay: decoy carvers, boat builders, basket makers, quilters, commercial fishermen, artists and other baymen and women.


  • Visit the lighthouse and see exhibits about pirates long the New Jersey shore
  • Walk the boardwalk and visit the historic structures
  • Visit the two houseboats
  • Tour Tuckerton Creek on the Melody II, a classic wooden charter boat from circa 1954
  • Walk the nature trails through the maritime forest and wetland
  • Watch and participate in traditional maritime crafts

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