Lucy the Elephant

PLEASE NOTE: 🐘 It’s not a disappearing act, but starting 9/20/21 Lucy the Elephant will be covered under a weatherproof scaffolding where she will be out of sight to visitors for approximately nine months as she receives much needed repairs. The last day to tour Lucy will be Sunday, 9/19/21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The target date to re-open the landmark is Memorial Day weekend of 2022. Tax deductible donations can be made online at or mailed to:
The Save Lucy Committee, Inc. 
1 Lucy Plaza
9200 Atlantic Ave.
Margate, NJ 08402

Lucy the Elephant is the world’s largest elephant “building”, a hotel and a National Historic Landmark. She was born 1881 and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The official description is a six-story elephant-shaped example of novelty architecture, constructed of wood and tin sheeting in 1881 by James V. Lafferty in Margate City, New Jersey. She is open for school trips, tours and group overnights. But, if you ask us, she’s the coolest museum ever because she’s in our hometown!


9200 Atlantic Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402



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