Church of the Redeemer

                The history of the Church of the Redeemer actually begins prior to the first services held on July 4, 1909. Early Quaker families in Longport held services in locals’ cottages and even in The Aberdeen Hotel until 1908 when Professor Joseph Remington donated the lot where you currently stand for the construction of a Protestant Episcopalian church.

                

                The Church of the Redeemer was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 10, 1992. As a result of the 2012 derecho storm, the building was destroyed in a fire; however, it was rebuilt in an almost exact style as the building had stood. Most notably, the stained-glass circular window was able to be replaced by the same company that constructed the original stained glass!

  • Clue #1: Visiting Longport, this is the first thing you’ll see when you get here from Ocean City. Take a (socially distanced) seat in the pavilion while you learn some of the history of this spot!
  • Clue #2: From the Church of the Redeemer, head North on Atlantic Avenue. Turn left at 27th Avenue and continue straight 1 block. Look high and low around the boat for your next QR code. If you reach the bridge, you’ve gone too far! Total distance from the Church of the Redeemer: .5 miles.

Contact us

  • Address

    2305 Atlantic Avenue Longport, NJ 08403

  • Phone

    Library: (609) 487-7403

    Historical Museum: (609) 823-1115

  • Email

    Library: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Historical Society Museum: historicalsociety@longportpubliclibrary.org

Library Hours: Monday: 9:00 to 5:00, Tuesday: 9:00 to 7:00, Wednesday to Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm ,  Sunday: Closed

Museum Hours: Monday 10am to 1pm and Saturday from 9am to 12pm