Overwhelmed with Possibilities: A Model for Urban Heritage Tourism Development

Author(s): Tristan J. Harrenstein

Year: 2015

Summary

The city of Pensacola, FL has been attempting to create a heritage tourism industry for half a century but has never achieved the same level of success of some of the most notable destinations they were trying to emulate. This is, in part, due to a signifiant level of development in the historic district, much of which is now historic as well, combined with an impressively complex history concentrated in a relatively small area. If Pensacola, and any community in a similar sutation, is to develop an effective heritage tourism program then a well organized plan is required. This paper presents a model for the development of an interpretive program which aims to provide the best possible results for the community, the tourist, and the archaeological resources.

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Overwhelmed with Possibilities: A Model for Urban Heritage Tourism Development. Tristan J. Harrenstein. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434011)

Spatial Coverage

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