Library and Archives
The public is welcome to conduct research in the Museum's Library and Archives. The research room is available Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. When possible, please call ahead to make an appointment. There is no charge to use the Museum's research room (donations are appreciated!), however, there are fees for document photocopies and scans.
-Black and white copies are $.25 per page
-Color copies are $.50 per page
-Scans are $.25 per page
Please note, the Ocean City Historical Museum does NOT have information on individual Ocean City houses. Land records can be found by visiting the Cape May County Clerk's Office at 7 N. Main Street in Cape May Court House or by calling 609-465-1023. The Museum does have photo binders containing images of individual houses and street views, however many of these came to the museum without identification, thus are not indexed by location. Visitors are certainly welcomed to leaf through them at their own pace.
If you are unable to visit the Library and Archives, Museum staff and volunteers are available to conduct in-depth research on your behalf for a fee of $25/hour (one-hour minimum). Please call the Museum at 609-399-1801 or submit your request using the form below. The research request will be addressed in the order it is received. A staff member will confirm the receipt of your request and will provide an estimated response time.
The Museum holds a large collection of vintage Ocean City photographs. You are welcome to browse the photographs in the research room. Print-ready, high-resolution copies can be delivered to you electronically for a fee of $20 per image. The Museum can also have the images printed by a commercial printer on your behalf and will simply pass their costs on to you (shipping is additional). The use of photographs from the Museum's collection is governed by a use agreement that must be signed before images are transferred.