AC Walking Tour Series
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
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.