A favorite modern American myth, some claim the Jersey Devil has been seen by
several people over the course of many years all along the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
The Jersey Devil is described as having a face shaped like a horse, with a small
goat-like body and bat-wings. Learn the history of Mother Leed's and her 13
Keep your eyes peeled – one never knows!
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Atlantic City Boardwalk
This Boardwalk icon features 400 unbelievable exhibits and artifacts displayed in 14 themed
galleries. The weird and unusual from around the world! Plus, play the interactive laser maze.
Great for all ages. See a replica of the Jersey Devil's skeleton, made out of real animal bones.
Believe it or not.
Absecon Lighthouse, Atlantic City
New Jersey's tallest lighthouse has been shining and guiding ships since 1857. This state-owned
historic site is 228 steps in one amazing journey! It includes a replica of the light keeper's
dwelling, a museum, and gift shop. Expansive grounds detail the history of the site.
Historic Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City
This bay side area offers stunning views of the state marina and the Atlantic City marina district,
as well as Atlantic City's bay side and inlet. Watch the boats go in and out, see a clam boat up
close and other attractions including the original diving bell from the famous Steel Pier. Enjoy
breakfast, lunch or dinner at this picturesque spot.
Atlantic City Cruises, Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City
Dolphin watching and sightseeing cruises. See the Atlantic City skyline from the ocean. Morning,
afternoon and happy hour cruises. A fun Atlantic City experience.
Atlantic City Aquarium, Gardner's Basin, Atlantic City
See sea life up close! A stingray tank, tropical shark touch tank and many aquatic exhibits for all
ages. Come face to face with Groman, the loggerhead sea turtle.
Jersey Atlantic Wind Farm, Atlantic City
The Atlantic County Utilities Authority waste water treatment facility is the largest hybrid wind
and solar powered treatment facility in the world! One hour tours are offered during July and
August. See the wind turbines up close.
Dr. Jonathan Pitney House, Absecon
Honored as the Father of Atlantic City, in the early 1850's, Dr. Pitney and others recognized
Absecon Island's value as a health resort and vacation getaway for city dwellers weary of the
sweltering conditions in Philadelphia and its suburbs. They built the first railroad from Camden,
NJ, just across the Delaware River, to Atlantic City's beaches and hotels. Today, Dr. Pitney's
residence is a bed and breakfast.
Birthplace of the Jersey Devil, Leeds Point
The rest of our trip takes us in the heart of the Jersey Devil's stomping grounds. Along the way we
will pass its birthplace, one of the oldest homes in Atlantic County. See the very window from
which it allegedly escaped.
Powhatan victims' burial ground, Smithville
In this old cemetery rests the remains of 54 of the persons lost in the 1854 tragic sinking of the
packet ship Powhatan, which sank off the coast of New Jersey in a severe storm. The passengers,
who were primarily German immigrants, all perished. The loss of life was estimated between 250
and 311 people.
The Towne of Historic Smithville and the Village Greene, Smithville
Smithville Towne consists of a principal inn, rebuilt around the original structure; two other inns,
the Lantern Light and Quail Hill, and thirty-two other buildings, all authentic, typical of the early
days of South Jersey. It invites hours of leisurely roaming, shopping and dining. Historic
Smithville offers seven eateries and sixty shops.
Revolutionary War Monument, Chestnut Neck
Visit the site of the only Revolutionary War battle to take place on the South Jersey shoreline.
Memorializing the 1778 Battle of Chestnut Neck, the monument was erected by the Daughters of
the American Revolution over a century ago. See a British anchor and an informative set of
interpretive postings. Learn about the local privateers who helped win American independence.
Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Galloway Township
Built in 1914, this former private country club for the rich and famous today offers two
restaurants, a hotel, a spa, and two LPGA level championship golf courses. Presidents, rock stars
and golfing greats stayed and played here.
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville
The wildlife refuge protects more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal habitats
Actively managed for migratory birds, the refuge is one of the Atlantic Flyway’s most active flight
paths makes it an important link in seasonal bird migration. The eight mile, one-way, unpaved
road leads you through wetlands and woodlands.
Contact AC Tour Guy
John King |
101 Boardwalk, Suite 601,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401