Taylor Swift exhibit opens in Jersey Shore town where she used to summer

Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News on

Published in Entertainment News

NEW YORK — The Jersey Shore town where a young Taylor Swift spent her summers is paying homage to the “Cruel Summer” singer with an exhibition that debuted, naturally, on June 13.

Swift was raised roughly 150 miles west of Stone Harbor, New Jersey, but that’s where her family summered from 1992 to 2004, according to Stone Harbor Museum, which is hosting the event through September.

“We hope that the 2024 Taylor Swift collection at the Stone Harbor Museum will now bring new and old visitors into the Museum where they will not only enjoy seeing these wonderful items, but that they will learn about other Stone Harbor history as well,” according to Stone Harbor Museum Board of Trustees President Teri Fischer.

Featured items include Swift family photos, a guitar signed by Swift and other paraphernalia that may appeal to Swifties wondering where 34-year-old superstar found inspiration.

Visitors are encouraged to check out Coffee Talk cafe, where the pop star played some of her earliest performances. Swift fans may also enjoy a stop at Springer’s ice cream shop, where the the 14-time Grammy winner's favorite offering was cookies ‘n’ cream, according to NJ.com.


It wasn’t just Swift who felt a connection to Stone Harbor. Her father Scott Swift was reportedly an EMT with the Stone Harbor Volunteer Fire Company No. 1.

According to Fischer, there’s more than meets the eye at the Stone Harbor Museum’s homage to the “Love Story” hitmaker.

“It’s not just about the items,” she said. “It’s about the fact that her family wanted us to have personal family photos from some time ago that were taken while they were staying in Stone Harbor.”

(For the uninitiated, the exhibit opening June 13 was fortuitous because that’s famously Swift’s lucky number and falls on her half birthday.)

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