Atlantic City: Rich History and Exciting Family Fun

Ledger and Transcript, Philadelphia, Monday July 3, 1854′ – “The opening of the Camden and Atlantic Railroad was celebrated on Saturday.  The road extends from Cooper’s Point in Camden, to Atlantic City, a distance of nearly 60 miles and brings Philadelphia within two and a half hours of the seaboard.  In the opening ceremony, upwards of six hundred persons participated… At 20 minutes past 12 o’clock the train stopped in front of the United States Hotel Company’s property where Excursionists left the cars and passed into the Hotel.  They did not long remain there, but rushed down to the beach and into the surf to enjoy a bath among the breakers.  This interesting feature of the excursion was participated in by full two thirds of the company, while the remaining persons stood on the beach gazing at the magnificent view before them.”

By 1874, almost 500,00 passengers were coming to Atlantic City by rail.  Today,  29,000,000 people visit Atlantic City by air, bus, car & rail – how times have changed.  For the last 150 years, people have traveled from miles around to experience the scenic beauty and excitement Atlantic City has to offer. From the beaches, boardwalk, casinos, shows & events and attractions, Atlantic City has something for everyone. Come visit today and get a taste of what Atlantic City is all about.