New Jersey Lost Treasure

New Jersey lost treasure sites are listed on this page. However, I cannot promise that this information is completely accurate. As treasure tales go, because they have been passed down through many years, certain elements of the lost treasure story may have been altered, either intentionally or otherwise.

This information should be researched through other means as well. Never rely on one piece of information about a treasure story you are researching. Use multiple research tools.

Good luck! And have fun in your search for New Jersey treasure.

New Jersey Lost Treasure Sites

Baylor Massacre

This is an area where the British massacred a large number of Americans in 1778. It is located on the Hackensack River, on rte 53, between rtes 116, and 90. The British destroyed many homes and farms in this area. Get permission to search around, you may find some old and interesting artifacts.

Bound Brook

Located on the Raritan River. In 1777, British troops, and Patriots, fought here. Large amounts of military goods from both sides were buried somewhere in the area.


Located on rte 518, in Mercer Cty. In 1778, British troops were guarding a wagon carrying more than 100,000 pounds, of gold and silver coins. The troops were attackedby Patriots, all of the British were killed. The Patriots buried the money, and then were attacked by British reinforcements, they were also killed. Now the treasure remains hidden.

Sandy Hook

Located at New York's Lower Bay. Throughout the centuries, hundreds of ships were wrecked here. Millions of dollars of treasures and artifacts were thrown up onto the beaches.

Cape May

Located at the southern tip of the State. This was another area where treasure laden ships wrecked just of the beaches. Treasures and artifacts wash up on to the beaches yearly.

Little and Big Egg Harbor

Located north of Atlantic City. Gold and silver coins have been located on the beaches. Most likely from the many Spanish ship wrecks during past centuries.

Understand The Laws Regarding Digging On State Lands

The Antiquities Act of 1906 and the ARPA  (Archaeology Resources Protection Act)laws explain why you cannot remove artifacts from State or Federal lands that are more than 100 years old.

Digging for a treasure that is more than 100 years old comes under the protection of these two laws. But remember, the laws only pertain to State and Federal lands. Know the law before you dig.

New Jersey lost treasures may be located in ghost towns.

Eastern Ghost Town Cellar Hole

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