Atlantic City Walking Tours – Summer

Atlantic City, N.J. – The Office of Continuing Studies & Adult Education is set to host their annual walking tours of four Atlantic City neighborhoods throughout the month of July.

The series allows participants to actively experience Atlantic City's historical landmarks, events, prominent figures and subcultures.

All tours are on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. and are led by Atlantic City historian Levi Fox. Registration is $15 per tour/person. Seating is limited, so interested attendees are encouraged to register early to save a spot.

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. 

July 5 – Upper Chelsea

Learn about the section of Chelsea Neighborhood from the monument in O’Donnell Park (Albany Ave) north to the border of Ducktown Neighborhood (Texas Ave). This diverse, residential neighborhood of Atlantic City features historic architecture, parks, public art, small businesses, multiple faith communities and some of AC’s most infamous locally-owned restaurants.  This tour is the complement to the “Lower Chelsea Tour” featured previously in the series.

July 12 – Ducktown Revitalization

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.

July 19 – North Inlet & Bungalow Park

Gardner's Basin started as a project to create a historic district, while Bungalow Park is one of Atlantic City's distinctive neighborhoods. This tour leaves from the Diving Bell at historic Gardener's Basin, then passes by the Cove, Uptown School Complex, Uptown Park, Graff Lane, Adriatic Ave, Caspian Ave, Snug Harbor, MA Ave, Warehouse Homes, Fisherman's Park, Rhode Island Ave Ships, before concluding at original Gilchrist.

July 26 – South Inlet “To the Lighthouse”

Learn more about the historic South Inlet of Atlantic City, considered by many to be "AC's best kept secret." Starting at Absecon Lighthouse, this tour will feature Pauline's Prairie Park, Altman Playground, historic homes, Kelsey & Kim’s, Oscar McClinton Park, various Ocean Casino and Resort, multiple Condo Towers and North Beach Mini Golf before concluding at the Lighthouse.

AC Walking Tours Expand to Surrounding Communities

April 2, 2024 

Aerial view of Atlantic City campus
The summer lineup focuses exclusively on Atlantic City neighborhoods starting on July 5 in Upper Chelsea, followed by Ducktown Revitalization on July 12, the North Inlet and Bungalow Park on July 19 and South Inlet’s “To the Lighthouse” on July 26.

Atlantic City, N.J. — The popular AC Walking Tours are back and bigger than ever in 2024 with new tours and expansion into neighborhoods around Atlantic City.

The spring tours will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on consecutive Saturdays in May. Summer tours will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on consecutive Fridays in July. Fall tours will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on consecutive Saturdays in October. All are sponsored by Stockton University’s Office of Continuing Studies and Adult Education (OCSAE).

“These fun adventures across the greater Atlantic City area provide interactive experiences in a two-hour guided tour,” said OCSAE Assistant Director Diane Strelczyk. “Our tours are designed to highlight the beauty, history and humanity of Atlantic City. Each neighborhood features a rich history and a present-day vibe. Our goal is to showcase all the interesting people, places and events Atlantic City has held, currently features and hopes to achieve.”

The tours are researched, designed and led by historian Levi Fox, an assistant professor of History at Immaculata University and former adjunct professor at Stockton. 

The Ducktown Community Development Corporation, the Chelsea Economic Development Corporation and Lucy the Elephant are co-sponsors of the walking tours.