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Casino gambling, a famous boardwalk, and seaside charm

Casino gambling is what drives tourists in Atlantic City, but this charming seaside city has many other attractions. The historic Atlantic City Boardwalk features an amusement park with rides, games and food, and the beaches are fantastic for swimming, sunning, and surfing. The Atlantic City Historical Museum and Atlantic City Art Center offer local art and culture, and the nightlife is some of the best on the East Coast.

Atlantic City Historical Museum

Atlantic City Historical Museum

Locals' Pick Preserving Atlantic City's History

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Donna Marie Shea

Chair of AC Arts Commission

The museum is located on the Garden Pier - the beautiful views from the museum onto the beach and ocean are a great backdrop to one’s experience. This is a “must see” collection of exhibits that include vintage photographs and artifacts from Atlantic City’s past.

Preserving Atlantic City's History Editors' Note

The Atlantic City Historical Museum, located on Garden Pier, presents the culturally diverse history of Atlantic City.

The permanent exhibit at Atlantic City Historical Museum: “Atlantic City, Playground of the Nation,” includes vintage photographs, local artifacts, costumes, posters and postcards, Miss America memorabilia and a video presentation.

Atlantic City Historical Museum
701 Boardwalk, 08401 Atlantic City
Open Daily 10 am - 4 pm