I blog about heritage tourism from the tourist’s point of view.  I’m not a historian (though I have an undergrad degree in history) but a lover of history, especially colonial and early American history.  And I’m lucky enough to live in the Washington DC area, where there’s an endless supply to feed my addiction.

I write this blog because it gives me an outlet to share something that I love.  I try to avoid information that you could easily look up on the internet.  I write about experiences — good, bad and (I hope) more than a little fun and funny — and I tell my stories with the hope that you’ll gleam some information that will be useful while being entertained.

I try to be responsible about any historical information that I provide. If it’s not a fact that is widely cited, then I’ll provide a link to my source. If you see that I  have provided information that is not correct, please let me know.

Visit the History Tourist on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/historytourist/historic-sites-with-lagniappe/


26 Responses to About

  1. I will give you a little hint about our B&B that we haven’t release to the general public. If you are in DC, you will be very close to where we are.

  2. Hi, THT wasn’t sure if you did this kind of thing, but I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award here: http://jgburdette.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/2672/

  3. I am impressed by the breadth of your interests and would like to invite you to visit Menokin in Warsaw, VA. Home of Francis Lightfoot Lee (Signer of the Declaration of Independence) of Stratford and Rebecca Tayloe of Mount Airy, this palladian home is now poised on the brink of historic preservation history. We\’d love to have you come, and bring your dog! We are very dog friendly. http://menokin.wordpress.com/

  4. Another site you should check out. It’s right up your alley. The Lees, the Tayloes, the American Revolution, a Declaration of Independence Signer, architecture, archeology….the list goes on. Please visit and bring your dog. We love dogs! http://menokin.wordpress.com/

  5. I really enjoy your posts and thought of you as I approached One Lovely Blog Award: http://transplantedtatar.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/one-lovely-blog-award-thank-you/ Naturally, no follow-up needed–just wanted to let you know that your posts are appreciated

  6. Hello, History Tourist, I have tagged you for a virtual dinner party here: http://jgburdette.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/the-famous-and-infamous/

    Feel free to accept it or decline. 🙂

  7. Thank you for the feature on Facebook! I really appreciate it.

  8. You have been awarded the Illuminating Blogger Award. 🙂
    For more info on what that is, go here: http://preservationandplace.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/illuminating-blog/

  9. Hi. Yet another award for you!
    Just wanted to flag you that I’ve listed your blog on my page for a “Liebster Award,” the peer recognition from fellow bloggers. Don’t feel as though you need to follow through with the question and answer parameters suggested by the award guidelines (it’s actually a bit labor intensive!). But I just wanted to let you know I admire the work you’re doing here.

  10. I like places too. I like the people who were there. You might enjoy my site, and it might give you some ideas for new areas to visit!

  11. I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Your site is one of the most entertaining and educational that I have ever encountered. It’s a constant pleasure to view your posts.


  12. Wow, I’m happy to find you! And, you may be able… and willing, of course, to add some house museums to the list on my blog. I have added you to my list because I am interested in your stories and photos. I blog about historic properties, such as castles, palaces, and mostly mansions. So, I think you tie right in with my obsession. 😀

    My post today is pretty frue frue, but usually not…
    My page is http://thesassycountess.blogspot.com/

  13. I very much enjoyed your blog, The History Tourist. I am working on a book-blog of my own, which can be seen at [one word] theoryofirony.com, then clicking on either the “sample chapter” or “blog” buttons at the top. My Rube Goldberg brain asks with an odd, well-caffeinated kind of logic: Why is there an inverse proportion between the size of the print and the importance of the message? Science. Commerce. Art. Literature. Military. Religion. I call this eccentric thinking the Theory of Irony and if your busy schedule permits, give a read, leave a comment or create a blogroll link. In any event, best of luck with your own endeavors.

    P.S. It concerns Classical, Medieval and Modern eras.

  14. alesiablogs says:

    I need to come back to DC!

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