The Atlantic City Historical Museum PDF Print E-mail

Visit the Atlantic City Historical Museum to learn more about the rich history and heritage of this one-of-a-kind seaside resort. The Atlantic City Historical Museum is presented by the Atlantic City Free Public Library, a service of the City of Atlantic City. Learn more about the Musuem's offerings below.

**Please note: Due to storm-related repairs, the museum is currently closed. Please check this website for updated information.**

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The Atlantic City Historical Museum, located on Garden Pier.

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The Atlantic City Historical Museum is located:
(609) 347-5839

Parking is available in nearby casino lots, or in marked areas on New Jersey Avenue. The closest casinos are Revel Entertainment and Showboat Casino.

Museum Schedule:

**Please note: Due to storm-related repairs, the museum is currently closed. Please check this website for updated information.**

7 days a week, 10AM to 5PM

Please note the Museum will be closed on these holidays:
New Year's Day
Election Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
 
Cost:

The Museum is free. Donations are accepted and appreciated.
 
Rules:
 
Please help us protect our Atlantic City heritage by observing the following:
  • Visitors must wear shoes.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • Food, drinks and gum are not allowed in the exhibit areas.
  • Please do not touch the items on exhibit.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Photography and video are not permitted in the exhibits.
  • Only service animals allowed.
  • Be considerate of other visitors.
You may also download and read the full "Policy Governing Visitors to the Atlantic City Historical Museum".

Programs


Oct. 13, 2012 - Atlantic City Experience: The Roaring '20s
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Vicki Gold Levi and Heather Perez, historical consultants for HBO's smash-hit series "Boardwalk Empire," were the guest speakers. Levi, co-author of “Atlantic City, 125 Years of Ocean Madness,” discussed the culture of the 1920s, including the music, movies and clothing. Also, Levi shared stories about her father, Al Gold, the city’s first official photographer, and personal experiences.
Perez, who is the archivist for the library’s Atlantic City Heritage Collections of Atlantic City history, discussed some of the city’s biggest names, including Enoch “Nucky” Johnson. She also touched on a variety of highlights from the decade, such as the construction of the World War I Memorial and Convention Hall.
Watch the two-part video of Perez and Levi speaking at the program. Also, read The Press of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Weekly previews.

Current Exhibits

Permanent Exhibit - "Atlantic City, Playground of the Nation" guides visitors through Atlantic City's unique and storied history. Stroll along the Boardwalk to see artifacts, costumes, souvenirs and more tell the tale of Atlantic City.

Al Gold Photography Gallery Exhibit - The exhibit for 2012 is "Shore Deco: Atlantic City Design Between the Wars, 1919-1941."

Gail Stern Exhibit - The exhibit for Fall 2012 is "The Atlantic City Experience: The Magic of Kentucky Avenue". Learn more

The temporary exhibit currently featured is "Nucky's Empire: The Prohibition Years". Learn more

Documentary Movie - Have a seat and watch the documentary, "Boardwalk Ballyhoo," a 35-minute film shown continuously in the Museum's main gallery.

 

The Atlantic City Experience was produced and is managed by The Atlantic City Free Public Library, a service of the City of Atlantic City.

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