The Ocean County Historical Society is conveniently located in downtown Toms River at 26 Hadley Avenue. Free parking is available at the museum/research center and at the County Parking Garage across from the Elizabeth Sculthorp Force House.
The Elizabeth Sculthorp Force House museum is open for docent-led guided tours every Tuesday and Thursday and on the first and third Saturday of each month, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Group tours are welcome. Tours are currently arranged by appointment only. Please schedule your tour by filling out an online TOUR REQUEST FORM. Tours can also be scheduled by phone at 732-341-1880, or by email at email@example.com. Tours are free, but donations are appreciated.
OCHS welcomes and encourages school tours of all grade levels. Thanks to a generous grant from Ocean First Bank, we now have funding to compensate school groups for expenses incurred in visiting OCHS.
- “The tour was a wealth of information with fascinating things to see. The students and I learned so much!” Berkeley Township Schools
- “Every room was interesting and engaging. We wish we could stay longer!” Manchester Elementary School
The research center is open every Tuesday and Wednesday and the first and third Saturday of each month, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-341-1880 for more information.
Business Office, Changing Exhibit, and Visitor’s Information Kiosk
The business office and the changing exhibit, both located in the Pauline S. Miller Room, are open Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. For those who use walkers, a step platform is available.
The visitor’s information kiosk, located in the foyer, provides a user-friendly, virtual tour of the Society’s displays and collections when the business office is open, but the museum and research center are not. Those with hearing impairments or deafness can enjoy the virtual tour with the closed caption version provided by the National Center for Access to Media (NCAM). The height of the kiosk can be adjusted to accommodate patrons in wheelchairs. The foyer and a bathroom on the entrance level are wheelchair accessible.
Note: The Society’s office, museum, and research center are closed on federal and New Jersey state holidays.