Atlantic County Historical Society was organized in 1913. The society operates a museum and local history research library. The society holds over 20,000 items in its collections and provides guided tours of its galleries and exhibits which tell the history of Atlantic County and southern New Jersey. The museum occupies the lower level of the building as well as much of the second floor auditorium. Allow at least one hour to tour the museum facilities at a leisurely pace. Volunteers lead guided tours on request and admission to the museum is free.