Learn about the earliest Boardwalk and a brief history of the founding of Atlantic City. See photos and discuss the famous Steel Pier through the years.
Boardwalk Empire display - 1150 Boardwalk
See the Boardwalk Empire display highlighting the popular HBO series Boardwalk Empire. Learn about Atlantic City's history during the Prohibition years. See photos and discuss the real Nucky Johnson.
Arthur Brown Pavilion - South Carolina Avenue
Explore the history of the famed Atlantic City Beach Patrol. At this stop we also learn about the origins of salt water taffy and its impact on Atlantic City's history.
Heartwalk Art - St. James Place
Through photographs and a first-hand account learn about the effects of Hurricane Sandy on Atlantic City and the Boardwalk. Learn about Kentucky Avenue's role in the African-American music and nightclub scene.
Famed Boardwalk Hotels - 1900 Boardwalk
Many of Atlantic City's most famous Boardwalk hotels may be gone but are not forgotten. Relive those storied days through photographs and recollections. See photographs of the hotels' eventual demolition - and for a lucky few their renovation and restoration.
Piers and Theaters - 2000 Boardwalk
See pictures and discuss the famed Warner, Nixon, and Apollo theaters on the Boardwalk. Learn about John Young's Million Dollar Pier and its many attractions, including a twice-daily fish net haul and some of America's earliest amusement rides. Old photographs help to bring these times to life.
Chicken Bone Beach - 2100 Boardwalk
When they weren't working in Atlantic City's hotel and tourist industry, many of Atlantic City's African-American residents and visitors enjoyed spending time at Chicken Bone Beach. See the home of Vera Coking, the lady who wouldn't sell her home for allegedly million-dollar offers - so they built around her. Vera is gone, but her house still reminds us of one woman's fight to stay in the beach block.
Boardwalk Hall - 2100 Boardwalk
Formerly known as Convention Hall, Boardwalk Hall was built in 1929. Over the years, it has hosted national political conventions, football games, auto racing and rodeos. The hall is home to the Midmer-Losh Pipe Organ, the largest and loudest musical instrument in the world. The annual Miss America Pageant is held here. See pictures of these and many other attractions and events offered at Boardwalk Hall on our tour. You will also experience the art and serenity at the adjoining Kennedy Plaza.
Tropicana Pavilion - 2831 Boardwalk
Tour participants enjoy lively discussion about famous persons who have lived, worked and played in Atlantic City. See the famous Ritz Carlton Hotel, site of a mob convention in 1929. The Ritz was visited by presidents and foreign dignitaries, and was a favorite performance house. The hotel was built at the beginning of the Roaring Twenties, and was renouned for its luxurious appointments and famous guests.
Contact AC Tour Guy
John King |
101 Boardwalk, Suite 601,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401