AC Walking Tour Series

AC Walking tours

 

Experience the historical landmarks, events, and sub-cultures of Atlantic City with our Walking Tour Series. Guided tours led by AC Historian and Stockton Adjunct Professor Dr. Levi Fox, will explore three different themes in three different AC Neighborhood - Chelsea, Ducktown and the “Orange-Loop”. Bring your walking shoes and water bottle, as each tour will cover between 2 to 3 miles of parks, city streets and the boardwalk. All tours start and end in the same location. 

Dates: Sundays, September 15, 22, 29, 2019
   • September 15: Veterans Heritage Tour

   September 22: Ducktown Revitalization Tour
   September 29: Louisa Mack’s LGBT Tour

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

Starting points vary- Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $25 each tour OR $65 for 3 tours

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Tour #1 - Sunday, September 15, 2019: Veterans Heritage Tour - Starting in the historic Chelsea Neighborhood at the Stockton Atlantic City Campus, this tour will honor the service of our Veterans to the Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Korean war and more. Learn about Atlantic City’s involvement in various military campaigns and the hometown heroes who braved them all.  Notable stops include the O’Donnell Memorial Park, Ocean Club, Ritz-Carlton Building and Boardwalk Hall.

Tour #2 - Sunday, September 22, 2019: Ducktown Revitalization Tour - Once known as AC’s “Little Italy”, this historic neighborhood used to be home to mobsters like Nicodemo Scarfo and Salvatore Merlino.  More recently, Ducktown is known for its budding art scene, diversity of restaurants and “The Walk” outdoor shopping mall.  Learn about the current culture and revitalization efforts taking place between Missouri and Texas Ave. Notable sites include: The Noyes Arts Garage or Stockton University, Dante Hall, White House Sub Shop, Dock Oyster House and the Historic 500 Club site. 

Tour #3 - Sunday, September 29, 2019: Louisa Mack’s LGBT Tour - 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. In 2014, AC’s first openly gay Mayor Don Guardian, declared Park Place the city’s official gay-friendly beach. Notable sites will include the AC Civil Rights Garden, Bourre, and former locations of The Brass Rail, Snake Alley, the Entertainer’s Club, and the Lark Inn.

 

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

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