Since 1929, BoardwalkHall has been an essential part of the sports and music scene of Atlantic City.Officially named a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1987, this old arena hasplayed host to some of the biggest names in music, sport and even politics.These days, you can visit the hall to see live shows or join a historical tourto see a very special pipe organ.
Boardwalk Hall hasbeen home to many of Atlantic City’s premier sports teams, from soccer, icehockey and indoor football, to basketball. Mike Tyson successfully defended histitle as a world champion boxer here several times. Come to enjoy theatmosphere during a game. While surrounded by 10,000 patrons, it can be anoverwhelming experience to hear the crowds roar.
Some of America’sbig-name singers and bands pass through Atlantic City, so check if you can seea concert while you’re in town. With the ability to hold up to 14,000concert-goers, Boardwalk Hall is a premier venue for large-scale performances.In 1964, the hall hosted the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, Madonna and LadyGaga have also delighted crowds here. Join a two-hourguided tour of Boardwalk Hall to learn about local history and culture, and seethe organ in the Main Auditorium. With over 33,000 pipes, this early 20th-centuryorgan is one of the world’s largest pipe organs and loudest instruments.Hearing its tones resonate through the empty hall is a truly unique experience.Admire some smaller organs in the Adrian Phillips Ballroom.
Boardwalk Hall is onthe oceanfront, in the heart of Atlantic City and is easily reached on footfrom downtown. Buses also service the hall and parking is available for a fee.
Toursof the hall are offered on the first and third Tuesday of each month sign upvia the Boardwalk Pipes website. The fee for the tour goes towards arestoration fund for the pipe organs. Wear walking shoes and don’t bring largebags, since you can’t take luggage inside and there are no lockers. The hall isclosed on Sundays.