AC Walking Tour Series

AC Walking tours

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 - created and 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. 

Fall 2023 Atlantic City Walking Tours:
"Downbeach and Beyond Series"

The "Downbeach and Beyond Series" will explore the local communities which support Atlantic City year-round.  These "bedroom communities" provide an additional layer to Atlantic City's rich history, while also supporting a history all their own. Join Dr. Levi Fox, on the same "2 mile, 2 hour walk" through Margate, Somers Point, and Ocean City this off-season. Tours are still $10/person, and will meet at prominent locations in each town.  

Dates: Fridays, October 6, 13, and 20, 2023  

        Tour #1 - Oct 6th - The Lucy Loop (Margate)

        Tour #2 - Oct 13th - Historic Somers Point

        Tour #3 - Oct 20th - Downtown Ocean City

Time:  Noon to 2:00pm
Starting Points: Various Locations (see below)
Tour Price: $10 per tour/person


Atlantic City walking tour group

The "Ducktown Revitalization Tour" beginning outside the Noyes Arts Garage.

Individual Tour Details and Registration Information: 


Tour #1 - October 6th - The Lucy Loop

Description: **NEW for 2023**  This tour will be centralized around the City of Margate and historic Lucy the Elephant.  Prominent points of interest include “Old Margate City Hall” and Historical Society Museum, PartiPak Deli/”Club Wawa”, Main Street Businesses, “The Gold Coast” Mansions, Military Monuments, various Beach Block homes, and a deep history of Lucy the Elephant. 

  • Starting & Ending Address: Margate Historical Society Museum, 1 S Washington Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402 
  • Suggested Parking: Limited parking may be available behind the Museum at 1 S. Washington Ave.  But, we strongly suggest utilizing the downtown street parking on Washington Ave, Atlantic and Ventnor Avenues adjacent to our starting point. There may be a small fee for metered parking along the street. Please do not park in the Wawa or local condo building parking lots. 

Time: Noon to 2:00pm
Price: $10/person



Tour #2 - Oct 13th - Historic Somers Point

Description: **NEW for 2023**Starting at Somers Mansion, this tour will highlight the Somers Point Historical Society, historic Bay Front District including Smitty’s Clam Bar, Anchorage Tavern, Gregory's Restaurant & Bar, Charlie’s Bar, various historical homes, Delaware Avenue, and the Somers Point Museum.

  • Starting Point and Parking Location: Somers Mansion, 1000 Shore Rd, Somers Point, NJ 08244
  • Suggested GPS Address for Parking Lot: Please use 3 MacArthur Blvd., Somers Point, NJ 08244

Time: Noon to 2:00pm
Price: $10/person



Tour #3 - Oct 20th - Downtown Ocean City

Description: **NEW for 2023** Starting in the heart of Ocean City’s Business District, walkers will see the Historic Ocean City Tabernacle, Marrying House, Scotch Hall, Corson House, a deep dive into the Fourth Street Life Saving Station, Sally Lake House, Piqua, the S. Wesley Lake House, and more.

  • Starting Address & Parking Information: Municipal Parking Lot on the corner of 7th and Central Ave
  • Suggested GPS Address for Parking Lot: Please use 700 Central Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226. Note: There may be a small fee for metered parking along the street or in the parking lot. 

Time: Noon to 2:00pm
Price: $10/person




AC walking tour Group Picture

The "Louisa Mack/LGBTQ+ Tour" beginning outside Cardinal - Atlantic City, in the Orange Loop

Informative and well-thought tour. Thank you Levi and team.
Past Participant
Levi makes the tours interesting and makes wonderful connections along the way.
Past Participant
There’s a lot of people who don’t know the history of the city outside of the casinos. Knowing that history makes you really appreciate what it can be. It’s working class city by the sea, something for everyone.
Past Participant


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2024 Tour Season

New and returning favorites will be back for the 2024 "Tour Season".  We anticipate walking tours in Spring, Summer, and Fall 2024 with Levi.  We are also in development of new tours featuring prominent historic buildings, and a specialty bus tour.  Please check back here in Spring 2024 for more information on the calendar of events. 

If you are intersted in a custom tour for your group, school, or corporate programs, please email  

About the Instructor - Levi Fox

Levi Fox graduated in 2018 with his PhD in History from Temple University, where he was Allan Davis Public History Fellow. Levi has devoted much of his professional career to doing South Jersey public history work, starting as a tour guide at Lucy The Margate Elephant, and including a two-year stint developing a tour program, and historic exhibit, at the James Candy Factory in Atlantic City. In 2016 Levi founded Jersey Shore Tours, and he gained media attention for his “Trump’s Gambling Heritage Tour.” Levi is currently an assistant professor of Civic Engagement at Immaculata University in Pennsylvania, and has previously taught Writing at Stockton, History at LaSalle University, Intellectual Heritage at Temple University, and for the History and Anthropology Department at Monmouth University.



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Please note: Refunds are not provided for Walking Tour registrations.  If you cannot attend a tour but would like to send a friend in your place, please call the office at 609-652-4227 to inform us of your replacement. Thank you.