Posts belonging to Category 'Tourism'

Prince William-Manassas Selected as Destination for Major Civil War Tour Organized by Filmmaker Ken Burns

A highly-anticipated Civil War-related tour created by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, is headed to Prince William County, Virginia this year, thanks in part to efforts by the Prince William-Manassas Convention & Visitors Bureau and local tourism partners.
The 2011 Tauck Civil War Event Tour, created by Burns and collaborator Dayton Duncan and organized by Tauck [...]

Three Williamson County sites offer combined ticket

Three historic sites. One ticket.
It’s a new, simplified way that Franklin tourism and historic sites are trying to gear up for the influx of tourists they expect to come to Franklin starting next year, when the sesquicentennial of the Civil War kicks off.
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Private Civil War museum joins other sites in ticket deal

The Lotz House museum at the epicenter of the 1864 Battle of Franklin has joined the Carter House and Carnton Plantation in offering a $28 ticket to all three sites.
Battle of Franklin Trust President and CEO Jennifer Esler said the value admission ticket is being launched in time for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary [...]

Civil War anniversary spending likely to spill into York

York County is likely to see some tourism money as Gettysburg overflows during a five-year celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the Civil War battle fought there.
Gettysburg is kicking off its celebration on April 30, and will host numerous events featuring re-enactors and living history programs through the next five years.
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“Stonewall” Jackson house seen as boosting tourism

Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was a general during the Civil War and arguably one of the most well-known Confederate commanders behind Robert E. Lee.
He was also born right here in Clarksburg.
Some city and county officials have claimed that building a “Stonewall” Jackson replica house would promote tourism within the city of Clarksburg.
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Local tourism numbers fall off after Lincoln bicentennial surge

A post-bicentennial drop in tourism numbers reduced attendance by more than a third at some Lincoln sites this year.
Hotel stays also fell.
But tourism and historic-site managers say the fall-off from the 200th anniversary celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birth in 2009 was anticipated. They remain encouraged that numbers in most cases were ahead of 2008
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Group works to build interest in Lincoln, tourism

Ways to build interest in the story of Abraham Lincoln in Central Illinois — and to stimulate related tourism — were on the minds of people who gathered at brainstorming sessions Wednesday in Lincoln and Pontiac.
The events were sponsored by the Illinois Looking for Lincoln group, which is part of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage [...]

New brochure highlights Alabama’s Civil War attractions

Alabama’s Civil War sites, attractions and battle re-enactments are showcased in a new brochure created by the state tourism department.
Forty-seven attractions and sites along with the history, location and contact information for each are listed in the publication. A few of the sites include the state capitol and First White House of the Confederacy in [...]

Report calls military park economic asset

The Fredericksburg area has a unique economic asset in its midst, and ought to leverage it.
So says the National Parks Conservation Association, which issued a report yesterday on Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and its role in the local community.
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Tourism bureau plans aggressive effort to boost tourism

With a pledge to dramatically increase tourism promotion efforts in the Prince William-Manassas region and to shed the destination’s status as the “Washington, D.C.-area’s best kept secret,” county leaders and business officials recently gathered to officially re-launch the Prince William County/Manassas Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The bureau, which is the leading agency responsible for increasing county [...]