AC Walking Tour Series

AC Walking tours

 

The AC Walking Tour Series allows participants to actively experience the historical landmarks, events, and sub-cultures of Atlantic City. Our guided tours - led by AC Historian and Stockton Adjunct Professor Dr. Levi Fox - will explore 4 different neighborhoods and perspectives across the city. Bring your walking shoes and water bottle, as each tour will cover between 2 to 3 miles of parks, city streets, and the boardwalk.

Cancelled

Dates: Sundays, August 2 - August 23, 2020 

   • August 2: Lower Chelsea 
   • August 9:
Louisa Mack’s LGBT
   • August 16: The Northside Heritage
   • August 23: Ducktown Revitalization

Time: 10 a.m. - Noon
Location: Stockton University, Atlantic City

Starting points vary- Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $19 each tour or $69 for series 


Tour #1 - Sunday, August 2, 2020: Lower Chelsea

Starting in the historic Chelsea Neighborhood at the Stockton Atlantic City Campus, this tour will feature the Jewish Heritage of the neighborhood including synagogue, a tailor shop, a union headquarters, and more. 

  • Starting Point and Parking Location:
    • Starting Address: Stockton Atlantic City Academic Building 3711 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. 
    • Parking Location: Stockton Residential Parking Garage Atlantic Ave and Lincoln Place, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    • Ending location: Congregation Rodef Shalom Temple, 4609 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City

Tour #2 - Sunday, August 9, 2020: Louisa Mack’s LGBT

Now known as the “Orange Loop”, in reference to the orange properties on a Monopoly board, this neighborhood was once considered the “Gay-borhood” of Atlantic City. Various nightclubs and bars hosted by Louisa Mack made this area a popular spot for the LGBT community as early as the 1920’s. Notable sites will include the AC Civil Rights Garden, Bourre, and former locations of the Brass Rail, Louisa Mack’s Entertainer’s Club on Snake Alley, the Lark Inn and the Professional Arts Building.

  • Starting Point and Parking Location:
    • Starting Address: Bourre 201 S New York Ave, Atlantic City
    • Parking Location: Bourre Parking Lot (enter from) 138 St. James Place, Atlantic City
    • Ending Location: Bourre 201 S New York Ave, Atlantic City

Tour #3 - Sunday, August 16, 2020: The Northside Heritage

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

  • Starting Point and Parking Location:
    • Starting Address: St. James AME Church, 101 N New York Ave, Atlantic City
    • Parking Location: Atlantic Cape Community College Worthington Campus, corner of New York and Baltic Ave, Atlantic City (for Google Map directions use 1540 Baltic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401)
    • Ending Address: Jim Whalen Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City

Tour #4 - Sunday, August 23, 2020: 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.

  • Start, End & Parking Locations:
    • Starting Address: The Noyes Arts Garage at Stockton University 2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City
    • Ending Address: “The Walk” Surface Parking Lot, 2301 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City
    • Parking Location: “The Wave” Parking Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave, AC ($4 cash parking fee)

 

Have questions? E-mail us at continuingstudies@stockton.edu or call (609) 652-4227

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