Posts belonging to Category 'Tourism'

TN Hopes to Entice Trourist With Civil War Celebration

Tennessee tourism officials entice people to visit and celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the Civil War.
A group of travel writers from all over the country came to town to check out our sights…especially those tied to the Civil War.
The twenty journalists toured the Aquarium and took a trip on the Tennessee River Gorge Explorer.
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Tour will feature Civil War sites in city

The Louisville Historical League will offer a motor coach bus tour of Civil War sites in the Louisville area, including ones in the Cherokee Triangle and Cave Hill Cemetery, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The tour will be led by historian Bryan Bush of Fairdale, author of “Louisville and the Civil War: A History [...]

Special Trolley Ticket Promotes Downtown Gettysburg Visits

A new special ticket promotion offers Gettysburg National
Military Park visitors a special rate for entrance to the David Wills House
and all-day rides on the trolley. For just $5.50 for adults and $ 4.00 for
youths, visitors to the park Museum and Visitor Center can buy a ticket to
the David Wills House in downtown Gettysburg and an [...]

Tredegar the starting point for Civil War celebration

Richmond visitors have a new starting point for the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and the end of slavery: Historic Tredegar.
A banner proclaiming “Your Gateway to the Civil War” was unveiled yesterday at Tredegar by leaders of the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, Richmond National Battlefield Park and the [...]

Civil War tributes make Manassas tourism hot spot

Manassas could soon rival Gettysburg as a historic tourist destination. At least, that’s the hope after the town was named a primary tourist destination in 2011 by a leading tourism association.
The commemoration Manassas is planning to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War prompted the American Bus Association to list the site of the [...]

Pennsylvania expects a surge of visitors

Pennsylvania Civil War 150 released today the Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show 2011 schedule, announcing the 22 Pennsylvania counties that will host the traveling exhibition in the first year of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Based in a 53-foot expandable trailer, the Civil War Road Show will bring interactive exhibits and special programming on [...]

Take a walk through Cincinnati’s Civil War history

Creators of the Newport Gangster Tour are at it again, launching their fourth local walking tour — this one celebrating Cincinnati‚s Civil War history.
The tour of several sites in Over-the-Rhine will explore the stories of Cincinnati’s Black Brigade, a German-speaking regiment known as the “Dutch Devils” and Sister Mary Anthony O’Connell, a Cincinnati nun whose [...]

Driving tour of Civil War sites

Q: My husband of 34 years is a Civil War fan. I would like to plan a trip from Phoenix to some hot-spot Civil War sites. Can you provide some information that could assist in a 10- to 14-day trip? Around the Gettysburg area and going from there would be great.
A: There are two things [...]


Key West’s largest ferry providing daily transportation to the Dry Tortugas National Park will be dry docked for maintenance starting September 7th. The anticipated return to service is October 3rd. This removes 100 passenger-seats from the daily tour capacity.
The smaller Dry Tortugas ferry boat with 95 seats will remain in daily service. The fastest way [...]

Editorial: The case for tourism

Living in a place like ours, it’s common to encounter tourists. Whether they seek the immediate attractions in the Prince William area or are bound for Washington, folks who “aren’t from around here” frequently are here.
It’s easy to dismiss them. They’re asking for directions. Or want to know how to get somewhere. Or where to [...]