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Historical Sites


Living portals into AC history

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live and work at a lighthouse? Or how people lived in the 19th century? Curious about the region’s events, culture and history? Atlantic City holds the answers. Travel back in time and Explore AC history at Absecon Lighthouse, Lucy the Elephant, Historic Smithville and other fun and fascinating places.

Visit AC and delve into more than a century’s worth of rich culture and history. Atlantic City is full of stories! Check out the AC history attractions below for learning experiences you won’t find anywhere else!

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Boardwalk Empire

It’s more than just a hit HBO series set in Atlantic City during the 1920s. Here it’s personal, with real people and places adding pizzazz to tales of entertainment moguls, good girls done bad and gangster rumrunners. The Ritz, the hotel where Nucky Johnson lived, is now a condominium complex and the Knife and Fork and the Irish Pub are both former speakeasies open during Prohibition. The show kicks off its 4th season September 8. 

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