South New Jersey Avenue and Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Built to preserve the unique history of this seaside town, the Atlantic City Historical Museum is close to all the action while still maintaining its heritage. Reopening June 19, 2014 after "storm-related repairs," the museum will be open seven days a week to cater to tourists, nearby visitors and history-buffs.
Run by the Atlantic City Free Public Library, entry is free although donations are always appreciated. Current exhibits include "Atlantic City: Playground of the Nation" which focuses on historical souvenirs, attire and artifact of the boardwalk, and "Nucky's Empire: The Prohibition Years" which tells the stories of Atlantic City speakeasies and rum-runners that ran rampant through the area at the time.