Betty Bacharach Home

The Betty Bacharach Home for Afflicted Children was founded in 1924, when it opened its doors to 6 sick children – who were the first of over 3000 to come through the doors of the Betty Bacharach Home. While these children were treated for their illnesses (which varied from tuberculosis to arthritis), they still received the average schooling of other children and even learned to weave, knit, paint, and sew.

Today, what used to be the Betty Bacharach Home for Afflicted Children is now home to Longport Borough Hall, Longport Police Department, and Longport Public Library. Longport’s first Borough Hall was built in 1890, and moved to the Coast Guard Building (AKA Longport Historical Museum) in 1944.


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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:

Library Hours: Sunday 10-2, Monday and Tuesday: 9:00 to 8:00, Wednesday to Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm 

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