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.

Museum Hours

Open January 6, 2024 – December 22, 2024
Saturdays and Sundays
1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. tours available
(Closed Easter Sunday)

Permanent Collection Tour

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.

Group Tour

Group tours are by appointment only.

Please email info@petomuseum.org or call 732-929-4949 to schedule a group tour.


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

Exhibitions are free with membership. To become a member, visit our Membership Page or contact us.


Phone: 732-929-4949Email: 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.