We are located in Ocean County New Jersey — the perfect day trip from any point within the tri-state area. Spend an afternoon learning about the architecture, art and history of John F. Peto and Island Heights, closely located to New York, Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore beaches. Contact us directly to schedule school groups and private tours.

Welcome to the John F. Peto Studio Museum. Throughout the year we offer a permanent collection for view all year long, as well as special exhibitions.


Open weekends starting February 4, 2023 – December 17, 2023

Saturdays and Sundays

1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. tours available


Join us at the historic home of the artist John F. Peto for a docent-led tour of the Museum’s permanent collection of 22 of the artist’s original paintings. A highlight of the tour is a visit to Peto’s studio, which looks exactly as it did when he painted there from 1880 until his death in 1907. Because the home was maintained for so many years by the Peto family, many of the artist’s (and his extended family’s) belongings and furnishings, and the objects used in the paintings, remain in the home and are displayed as historical artifacts of the Island Heights arts community from the 1800’s. Peto was not only a painter, but also a photographer, and he has left behind a priceless photographic record as well, which depicts the quiet life he made for himself and his family in Ocean County.


Mondays – Fridays: By appointment only

Email info@petomuseum.org or call 732-929-4949 to schedule appointments for group tours.


Adults: $10 | Seniors (62+) and Students: $8 | Children 12 and Under & Members: FREE

Special exhibitions are free with general admission. To become a member, please visit our Membership Page for more information.


Phone: 732-929-4949 | Email: info@petomuseum.org


102 Cedar Ave Island Heights, NJ 08732 in Ocean County.


The John F. Peto Studio Museum is a fully accessible site.

Please visit our Accessibility Page for more details.