A typical seashore cottage, built in 1913, is home to the Stone Harbor Museum. A visit to the museum is a visit to the past.
Opened in 1999, a collection of archival material and displays bring the past into the present. Trained volunteer docents welcome and guide visitors through the museum.
Highlights include videos of the Beach and Boardwalk and historic storms.
Oral interviews with residents and their memories of life in early Stone Harbor may be viewed. Featured also among the many displays are the Bird Sanctuary and the trains which brought the earliest visitors to Stone Harbor.
Recently opened, the Maritime Annex houses memorabilia of sailing in Stone Harbor. Examples of the Comet and Cheetah Cat, racing boats known worldwide, built in Stone Harbor are on display. The Annex is dedicted to Edme and Irene Deschamps, owners of the boatyard where these boats were built.
Unique gifts are available in the Museum Gift Shop. Books about Stone Harbor, its attractions and history, written by members of the museum are featured. Other gifts for sale include collectible historic beach badges, Stone Harbor placemats, and Stone Harbor coloring books.