- Key first step in developing an Arts District in Atlantic City, Stockton University’s non-profit corporation will operate the historic Dante Hall of the Performing Arts.
- Atlantic County is home to America's first boardwalk, built in 1870 in Atlantic City. National Geographic Traveler recently ranked it as best in the nation. 1
- Atlantic City’s Artlantic ranked #20 for best public art projects in the U.S. 2
- Atlantic City is the “Salt Water Taffy Capital of the World” because in 1880 David Bradley coined the term for his salty taffy in the destination beach resort. 3
- Atlantic County is home to the country’s second oldest continually operating winery, Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City, established in the 1860s.
Arts and Culture
Arts and culture abound with a selection of museums, theatres and wineries in addition to outdoor concerts and community festivals. Below is a sample of what Atlantic County has to offer.
Absecon Lighthouse and Lighthouse Keeper's Museum
New Jersey's tallest, and the country's third tallest lighthouse, rising 171 feet with 228 steps & the original first-order Fresnel lens in place at the top. Free parking, exhibits, Keeper's Cottage museum, two-acre lawn for picnics, and gift shop. Fresnel lens exhibit and live video feed from the top for those not able to climb. Educational programs and special events offered. Admission to climb; group rates available.
African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey
The African American Heritage Museum Of Southern New Jersey brings to life the African American experience of the 20th Century as it documents the struggle of one group of Americans to carve their own place in the wider cultural landscape.
Building upon the core of the Fred and Ethel Noyes Collection, The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University provides the southern New Jersey region an opportunity to learn about, explore, and experience the arts.
Hammonton Art District
Hammonton's Art District focuses on educational opportunities and creative growth. Located in the heart of Downtown Hammonton, the Arts District includes The Stockton College Noyes Museum and the Hammonton Arts Center both featuring fine arts, such as painting and sculpting and classes and workshops. Dance to the beat of your own drummer while taking a dance class at Hammonton's award winning Paul Morris Dance Explosion or visit the newly renovated Eagle Theatre that has recently re-opened it's doors after 95 years. The historic Eagle Theatre hosts professional and community performances every weekend.