Welcome to the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society! Since 1973, we have worked to build awareness of our common past among the townspeople and visitors of today. Our goals are to research and document the history of Atlantic Highlands, share and publicize this history, and preserve and protect our physical heritage. We offer a wide variety of historical and cultural programs throughout the year, held at the Strauss Mansion Museum, our headquarters since 1986.
Visit the Strauss Mansion Museum
Built in 1893 by wealthy New York merchant Adolph Strauss, the Strauss Mansion is a 21-room Victorian era Queen Anne-style “cottage” erected on the Atlantic Highlands hillside. Stunning views of New York City, the harbor, and Sandy Hook, can be seen from the third floor Tower Room. The museum is open for free self-guided tours every Sunday, from 1 - 4 PM, April through December. Exhibits include Victorian-era period displays, a room dedicated to the history of the Lenni Lenape, collections of local history items, and a vast newspaper archives and library. Suggested donation is $5 per person.
27 Prospect Circle, Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 07716
Events and Programming
We offer a variety of programming during our museum season which runs from April through December. This includes our open meetings and lecture nights on the third Wednesday of every month, a “Music at the Mansion” concert series featuring local musicians on the last Thursday, and seasonal events such as a spring arts and crafts festival, fall flea market, an October full of spooky events, and more!
Click here for our full calendar.
Historical Society Happenings