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Historical Intro to US Tourism. When do individuals begin to seek education through travel?. Marco Polo ? 13 th century merchant traveler. John Denham “Coopers Hill” 1643. What did they see, what did they gain? Travel in Virginia—The Knights of the Golden Horseshoe”

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when do individuals begin to seek education through travel
When do individuals begin to seek education through travel?

Marco Polo ? 13th century merchant traveler.

John Denham “Coopers Hill” 1643.

What did they see, what did they gain?

Travel in Virginia—The Knights of the Golden Horseshoe”

1716 to the Blue Ridge Mountains

health wealth and wonder
Health, wealth, and wonder

Virginia promotes the Hot Springs (beginning in 18th Century)

Berkeley Springs, 1767 Lord Fairfax had built a summer home there and a "private bath" making the area a popular destination for Virginia\'s social elite.

Areas of elevation offered summer comfort. Also dancing, and fine dining.

Thomas Jefferson purchased 157 acres of land including the Natural Bridge from the Crown and established a lodge of sorts.

history attracts and compels visitation
History attracts and compels visitation

The Shrine as a source of patriotic strength.

Mount Vernon

Valley Forge

What are other shrines? Sacred and Secular

the experience of progress
The experience of Progress

Sites associated with the advancement of industry

The first ?

The biggest ?

The Longest ?

genealogy
Genealogy

First Families—the production of a lineage involves visitation

Plymouth

James Town

the healthful climate or sin city
The healthful climate, or sin city

Florida

California

Hawaii

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