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 and the surrounding area hold the answers. Travel back in time and explore 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 AC's history attractions below for learning experiences you won’t find anywhere else!



Unique to AC!
Unique to AC

Absecon Lighthouse

New Jersey's tallest lighthouse and the country's third tallest lighthouse! In 1993, the Inlet Public/Private Association adopted the Lighthouse as a symbol of the rebirth of the Inlet section of town.

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