The 155-year-old historic lighthouse in Atlantic City hosts a murder-mystery fundraising event with a 'Boardwalk Empire' theme on March 24.
Atlantic City's Historic Absecon Lighthouse is hosting a brand new mystery performance, Lighthouse Empire - The Rum Runners, on Saturday, March 24, at 7pm.
Set in one of the country's oldest and New Jersey's tallest lighthouse, this event will include pizza, some "smuggled" wine and beer, and a 228-step climb to the top where you will be able to see what happens in "the dark shadows of the light."
This murder-mystery performance deals with the question of what guided Enoch "Nucky" Johnson's — depicted in Boardwalk Empire as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson's — "flotilla of booze" into Atlantic City's safe harbor at Rum Runner's Point during the Prohibition era.
Could the flash of the light atop Absecon Lighthouse have given the all clear?
What were the measures that came with satisfying "the boss" and how deadly were they?
Only the lightkeepers know and you can only find out by attending the upcoming event on March 24.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Reservations can be made by calling 449-1360.
The event costs $25 per person.
All proceeds will benefit the Absecon Lighthouse's educational programs. Funding for the event has been provided, in part, by the NJ State Council on the Arts, Department of State, administered by Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
The Absecon Lighthouse is located at 31 S. Rhode Island Ave. in Atlantic City and is a state-owned historic property open to visitors regularly Thursday through Monday from 11am. to 4pm.
For more information, visit abseconlighthouse.org.
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