Heritage tourism and cultural heritage tourism are branches of tourism oriented towards the cultural heritage of the location where tourism is occurring. The National Trust for Historic Preservation defines heritage tourism as “travelling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past,” and cultural heritage tourism is defined as “travelling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present.” We have compiled a list or online resources for those interested in developing heritage tourism in their communities, and those wishing to visit locations based on their cultural heritage.
University of MN Tourism Center
MN Bed & Breakfast Association
Explore Minnesota Tourism – The Tourist Side
Explore MN Tourism – The Industry Side
MNHS Legacy Grants for Heritage Tourism
This is by a private business, but they have a great “Resources,” page with free information.
National Trust for Historic Preservation: How Cultural Tourism Organizations can Beat the Recession
Case studies and resources
Another NTHP Heritage Tourism Site with links to other resources:
Cultural Heritage Tourism