AC Walking Tour Series
The AC Walking Tour Series allows participants to actively experience the historical landmarks, events, prominent figures, and sub-cultures of Atlantic City. Our guided tours - led by Atlantic City Historian and Stockton Adjunct Professor Dr. Levi Fox - will explore different neighborhoods and perspectives across the city. Bring your walking shoes, sun block, and water bottle, as each tour will cover between 2 to 3 miles of parks, city streets, and the boardwalk. Beginning in Summer 2022, the Chelsea Economic Development Corporation and the Ducktown Community Development Corporation have provided sponsorships to the AC Walking Tours to help reduce the costs of the tours for local residents. Please show your support of our sponsors by supporting local businesses in the Chelsea and Ducktown Neighborhoods.
AC Walking Tour Price: $10 each tour or $35 for "4-Tour Bundle"
"4-Tour Bundle" Atlantic City Walking Tours
Dates: Fridays, July 8 - 29, 2022
Tour #1 - 7/8/22 - Veteran's Memorial Tour
Tour #2 - 7/15/22 - Ducktown Revitalization Tour
Tour #3 - 7/22/22 - Louisa Mack's LGBT/Orange Loop Tour
Tour #4 - 7/29/22 - Lower Chelsea Neighborhood Tour
Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
Starting Points: Various Locations, Atlantic City, NJ (see below)
Individual Tour Details and Registration Information:
Tour #1 -Friday, July 8, 2022: Veterans' Heritage Tour
Starting in the historic Chelsea Neighborhood at the Stockton Atlantic City Campus, this tour will honor the service of our Veterans to the Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Korean war and more. Learn about Atlantic City’s involvement in various military campaigns and the hometown heroes who braved them all. Notable stops include the O’Donnell Memorial Park, The Korean War Memorial for the Ocean Club, Ritz-Carlton Building and Boardwalk Hall.
Starting Point and Parking Location: Stockton Atlantic City Academic Building 3711 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.
Tour #2 - Friday, July 15, 2022: Ducktown Revitalization Tour
The historic neighborhood of “Ducktown”, once known as AC’s “Little Italy”, is now
known for its budding art scene, great restaurants and “The Walk” shopping mall. Our
tour will focus on local markets, churches, current cultural flair, and revitalization
efforts taking place between Missouri and Texas Ave. Notable sites include: The Noyes
Arts Garage of Stockton University, Dante Hall, White House Sub Shop, Dock Oyster
House and the Historic 500 Club site.
- Starting Point: The Noyes Arts Garage at Stockton University 2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City
- Ending Address & Free Parking: “The Walk” Surface Parking Lot, 2301 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City
- Additional Paid Parking Location: “The Wave” Parking Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave, AC ($4 cash parking fee)
Tour #3 - Friday, July 22, 2022: Louisa Mack’s LGBT/Orange Loop Tour
Now known as the “Orange Loop”, in reference to the orange properties on a Monopoly board, this neighborhood was once considered the “Gay-borhood” of Atlantic City. Various nightclubs and bars hosted by Louisa Mack made this area a popular spot for the LGBT community as early as the 1920’s. Notable sites will include the AC Civil Rights Garden, Bourre, and former locations of the Brass Rail, Louisa Mack’s Entertainer’s Club on Snake Alley, the Lark Inn and the Professional Arts Building.
Tour #4 - Friday, July 29, 2022: Lower Chelsea Neighborhood Tour
Starting in the historic Chelsea Neighborhood at the Stockton Atlantic City Campus, this tour will feature the Jewish Heritage of the neighborhood including synagogue, a tailor shop, a union headquarters, and more.
- Starting Point and Parking Location: Stockton Atlantic City Academic Building 3711 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.
- Ending location: Congregation Rodef Shalom Temple, 4609 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City
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