204 S. Vermont Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08404
The Atlantic City Historical Museum is committed to preserving the rich history of this one-of-a-kind seaside resort. It is open daily (check for major holidays) from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., and is free to the public. Check parking signs in the lot across from the museum for current parking restrictions.
The permanent exhibition, "Atlantic City, Playground of the Nation", displays artifacts, costumes, posters, photographs, songsheets, postcards, souvenirs, and an array of Miss America memorabilia.
Mr. Peanut greets visitors to this unique museum and points the way to a miniature Boardwalk and beach area featuring a fascinating collection of original sand art. After 100 years, Heinz pickle pins are still given out at the museum.
The entertaining historical video, "Boardwalk Ballyhoo: The Magic of Atlantic City," is shown continuously throughout the day. The documentary includes spectacular footage of the Miss America Pageant, archival Thomas Edison beach shots, and the famous high-diving horse. The video traces the resort's famous history from it's early beginnings to the casino city of today, and includes a memorable soundtrack. Video cassettes of "Boardwalk Ballyhoo" are available in the museum shop.