Atlantic City Walking Tours

Atlantic City, N.J. — The Office of Continuing Studies and Adult Education at Stockton University is set to host its annual AC Walking Tour Series beginning in July. 

The series allows participants to actively experience the historical landmarks, events, prominent figures and sub-cultures of Atlantic City. The tours, created and guided by Atlantic City historian and adjunct professor Levi Fox, will explore four different neighborhoods.

July 7 – Ducktown Revitalization

The historic neighborhood of “Ducktown,” once known as A.C.’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 avenues. Notable sites include the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Dante Hall, White House Sub Shop, Dock’s Oyster House and the historic 500 Club site.

July 14 – South Inlet Tour

This is a new tour that will highlight the Absecon Lighthouse, Ocean Casino Resort and notable businesses along New Hampshire, Atlantic and Pacific avenues.

July 21 – Upper Chelsea Tour

This is a new tour that features historic architecture, parks, public art, small businesses, multiple faith communities and some of A.C.’s most famous locally-owned restaurants. This tour is the complement to the “Lower Chelsea Tour” featured previously in the series.

July 28 – Northside Heritage Tour

Atlantic City’s “Northside” has historically been a predominantly African-American neighborhood founded prior to the Great Migration. This “city within a city” was originally a result of racial segregation and featured important businesses, professionals, hotels, nightclubs and schools owned and operated by African Americans. This tour will visit historical landmarks such as Kentucky Avenue, New York Avenue, St. James AME church, and the Civil Rights Garden.

All tours are $10 per person and will begin at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their walking shoes, sunscreen and a water bottle, as each tour will cover two to three miles of parks, city streets and the Boardwalk. 


About Continuing Studies

The Office of Continuing Studies & Adult Education at Stockton University is dedicated to enriching the lives of lifelong learners through courses, webinars, workshops and other innovative learning solutions focusing on personal enrichment, professional development and workforce training. 

Continuing Studies Program Does AC Through Walking Tours

Galloway, N.J. — Around 30 people braved a heat wave to embark on a tour through Atlantic City’s former “gayborhood,” now known as the Orange Loop, on Friday, July 22. Thanks to the occasional ocean breeze and some shadowed areas along the route, participants of the program, sponsored by Stockton’s Office of Continuing Studies, learned about Atlantic City’s cultural history. 

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