Unveiling the Artistic Soul of Atlantic City

History & Heritage

This coastal destination has some amazing art attractions

More than just casinos and Boardwalk, Atlantic City has a powerful arts and music presence, a wealth of marine history, and endless local events to fill up any visitor’s itinerary. This coastal destination can bring you on a wine tour one day to a comedy show later that night. And, although saltwater taffy is known to hold the throne as AC’s beloved sweet treat, you will also find some of the best lemon meringue pie. Here are some of the must-sees in this Southern Jersey hotspot.

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Absecon Lighthouse

Standing at 171 feet, you won’t walk into history … you’ll walk up history in the Absecon Lighthouse. Take 228 stairs up to the year 1855, when the Lighthouse was built, then take in the incredible view of the Atlantic coast atop. Registered as a National Historic Place, this structure can be enjoyed both day and night: book a group tour during daylight hours, then watch its beams after sunset, as the lens is still lit every evening for the public. Although the Lighthouse itself is an iconic attraction, the multi-million-dollar restoration it underwent in the late 1990s provides additional activities, including a replica of the lightkeeper’s room in the tower, a museum rich with local maritime history, and a gift shop.

For more information, simply check out Atlantic City Group Tour’s website.

Absecon Lighthouse

Absecon Lighthouse

The Atlantic City Experience, Pipe Organ Tour

Arguably the most unexpected bragging right that Atlantic City holds, is being home to the largest pipe organ in the world: the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall Pipe Organ. With over 33,000 pipes, this instrument holds four Guinness World Records, and can be watched and heard every weekday for half-hour concerts, as well as tours May through August.

The largest pipe organ in the world

The largest pipe organ in the world

The Noyes Arts Garage

Noyes is not your average art center. Laid back gallery spaces with an industrial vibe, quirky studios where you can watch local artists at work, and funky shops that sell art, jewelry, books, and gifts from the artists, comprise this colorful location in the heart of Atlantic City’s Arts District. Owned and operated by Stockton University, a highlight of the Noyes Arts Garage is
their African American Heritage Museum. Special exhibits tell stories of the African American experience through quilting, ceramics, wood carvings, and painting.

For more information be sure to check out the Atlantic City Group Tour’s website, or submit the form to contact:

Heather Colache



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