Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum

About Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum:

Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum preserves the rich shipbuilding and maritime legacy of Camden, New Jersey, and serves to educate, inspire, and engage citizens around Camden’s significant contributions to global shipbuilding and seafaring exploration. The museum is located in a turn of the century church, partially made with stone used as ballast from Peary’s 1892 expedition to the Arctic, and stained glass windows and gas light fixtures from the church’s construction in 1894 are still intact. The museum is an anchor institution for cultural enrichment and community development for Camden’s Waterfront South neighborhood. Maritime Hall features historic shipyard photos, as well as select artifacts from the New York Shipbuilding Corp. The Matthew Henson Arctic Explorer Room and Community Gallery exhibit includes details of Henson’s connection to Camden, historical recounts of his life and arctic adventures, and a supersized sculpture by renowned artist John Giannotti. The Shipyard Worker House Exhibit exhibit focuses on the home life of the average shipyard worker and the impact of the job on their lives and families.

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