Historic tourism is a relatively new term to the travel industry. It seems that many of us are willing to travel--and equally willing to spread our vacation funds along the way--to visit destinations that have historic significance or an interesting historic story. Communities across the world are capitalizing on this newer sector of the travel spectrum.
We in Oregon are no different. We spend lots of public and private funds to attract national and international travelers to our beautiful state, with its coastal and mountain resorts, large well-designed gardens, award-winning wineries and breweries, rustic wide-open spaces, and Oregon Trail history connection. But what about the local explorer? Have you visited all the area historic and cultural attractions that are bringing those travelers into our area? It may surprise you what you find in your own backyard!
Here's where Tim King steps up to the plate. Tim, an experienced journalist and author, is the producer and host of Salem Ghost Tours where he shares the less-known, even spooky history of the Salem vicinity with both visitors and local folks. Beginning at the Capitol Building, Tim leads folks on a night-time walking tour of places in the downtown area that have a story to tell, perhaps funny, perhaps spooky, but always entertaining. Tim tailors each tour to the participants involved, so everyone can fully enjoy the experience--even a group of giggly 13-year-old girls celebrating a birthday!
Check out Salem Ghost Tours real soon! Tim is happy to accommodate you or your group...and he loves to hear any new stories you'd like to share! Check out his website at Salemghosttours or give him a call at 971-304-1345. We're sure you'll discover some juicy tidbit about our town you never knew before!