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Margate City - Lucy the Elephant

9200 Atlantic Avenue

Lucy the Elephant is located along the beach in Josephine Harron Park (named for our co-founder) in Margate, NJ. She is six stories high and is listed on the National Park Registry of Historical Landmarks. Our park is fenced and contained, making child supervision easy. Picnic tables are on site for eating out-of-doors.

We also have friendly, trained volunteers and staff to assist you during your visit. On the tour you will learn about Lucy's unique architecture and her history and you will get to climb a spiral staircase through her insides all the way up to the howdah on her back, providing a spectacular 360° view of the surrounding shore area.

Children and families are sure to enjoy visiting the only elephant in the world “you can walk through and come out alive!" We offer convenient hours and of course, Lucy is always available by appointment to be toured by schools & groups.


Danielle Clapton

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
Loved visiting Lucy! She is a beloved icon of Atlantic City and well worth the visit. Very whimsical and would be terrific for kids. We did not climb it but looked like fun. Located near the beach so could combine with a walk and lunch. A restaurant across the street opens around 11.

Tripti B

Sunday, April 8, 2018
At 65ft tall this is quite spectacular and will get your kids all excited. It's fun to take the tour inside and learn about her history. If in the area do not miss.

Thomas Murzenski

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
To be honest, I wanted to see it, but I wasn't expecting much. It ended up being much better than I expected. On a December afternoon it wasn't crowded- just a few other people. The main inside area was surprisingly large and we watched a nice movie about the history. The observation area had very nice views. Overall a very cool and unique experience for the kids. Some tight stairs to climb, but not too bad.

Jenna Flaherty

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
A real historic treat. I would say definitely a "must see" landmark in Jersey especially if you know the back story of Lucy. Perfect for families looking for a spot to explore for an hour or so.

Ted Goyins

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Great spot to go on a visit to the New Jersey shore on or off season. We decided to take a ride down to see this piece of New Jersey history after seeing it on an HGTV show. Very friendly and knowledgeable folks in the small gift shop.

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