Posts belonging to Category 'Tourism'

Lincoln & Civil War Legacy Trail

152 years after they debated for the U.S. Presidency, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas stand frozen in time in Alton, Illinois.  The life size statues are in what’s called Lincoln-Douglas square in Alton.  It is a good place to start the Lincoln & Civil War Legacy Trail.   By dialing up an audio tour on your [...]

$3.5 million to promote Civil War tourism, wineries

Coming to a Welcome Center near you, a new improved terminal designed to steer tourists to local Civil War battlefield sites and Virginia Wineries.
The Virginia Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the Virginia Wine Board, and the Virginia Sesquicentennial (that’s 150 years) of the American Civil War Commission is spearheading the [...]

Initiatives, funding boost local tourism

Local tourism and gov-ernment officials hope Central Virginians will stay and play where they live and work, and the Com-monwealth Transportation Board is giving out nearly $1.5 million to area locali-ties to help do just that.
The transportation board this week announced $21.9 million in funding for 71 projects throughout the state from biking and hik-ing [...]

Civil War Trails Map-Guides Now Available

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development announces the Tennessee Civil War Trails map-guides are now available, marking the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
The map-guides chart nearly 200 Civil War sites throughout the state and serve as a tool to reach and inspire users to discover Tennessee’s rich Civil War history.

Confederate history doesn’t always travel well

For many tourism marketers below the Mason-Dixon Line, old times are not forgotten — they’re promoted.But as Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell discovered when he proclaimed April as Confederate History Month without mentioning slavery (an omission he corrected after a volley of protests), pitching Dixie’s past during the run-up to next year’s 150th anniversary of the [...]

Pennsylvania Invites World to Explore Its Civil War Trails on Google Earth

Pennsylvania today became the first state in the nation to use Google Earth and GigaPan as a means of inspiring travel through a new tool that enables people to explore the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails online.
“This new tool for Pennsylvania Civil War Trails will allow Pennsylvania to solidify its position as an industry ‘thought leader’ [...]

Shepherd U. offers tour of D.C. memorials

-The Shepherd University Department of History and the Washington Gateway Program will sponsor a tour of memorials in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 6. The group will leave the Shepherd campus at 8 a.m. and return about 6:30 p.m.
The tour will be led by Mark Snell of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study [...]

7 (man-made) Wonders of Missouri chosen

We asked what you thought were the Seven Wonders of Missouri, and you responded with gusto. In fact, there were so many nominations that we split them into two categories: man-made and natural.
Today, we feature the winning seven man-made wonders of Missouri. The natural wonders, which received the most online votes, will be featured in [...]

International Museum of Spiritual Investigations opens in Gettysburg

Jonathan Williams knew that if he was going to open a museum dedicated to ghostly apparitions and paranormal phenomena, there would be no better place than what might be the most haunted town in America — Gettysburg.
That’s why he, his cousin Chris Williams and friends Brandy Cecil and Christina Barnett have founded the International Museum [...]

Cheraw’s 35th Spring Festival happenings around town

Spring, has sprung as Cheraw’s 35th Spring Festival gets underway this weekend, from March 26-28 in historic downtown Cheraw.
Both days will also feature a Civil War Living History camp. The re-enactors will stage a battle at 2 p.m. and Saturday night lantern tours and a Confederate church service will be held at 10 a.m. on [...]