Built in 1929, Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City is a National Historic Landmark. (courtesy of the Atlantic Convention & Visitors Bureau)


Bruce Springsteen. Ray Charles. James Brown. Lady Gaga. These are some of the performers who have played Boardwalk Hall. Built in 1929, Boardwalk Hall has a rich and fascinating history. The venue, formerly known as Atlantic City Convention Hall, hosted the country's first indoor college football game (1930); served as the headquarters for the Army Air Forces during World War II; and was the location of the first indoor helicopter flight (1970). It became a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Today, it hosts a wide range of events, from rock concerts to sporting events to the circus. Visitors should be sure to check out the 137-foot barrel vaulted ceiling and the world's largest musical instrument, a pipe organ that contains 33,000 pipes, eight chambers, and more than 1,000 stop keys. In addition to being the world's largest instrument, the organ is also the world's loudest.

 
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Address:
2301 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401


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Telephone Number: (609) 348-7000
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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