2009 Save Ellis Island Meeting
Heritage Tourism Resources
What to See in New Jersey

New Jersey's web site for Travel and Tourism features listings of historic sites, museums and lighthouses.

NJDMO (New Jersey Destination Marketing Organizations) has a handy map with links to regional tourism websites.

The Morris County Tourism Bureau website features a special history section.

VisitPrinceton.org highlights the area's historic sites as well as the many other attractions the area offers.

The History & Heritage tab on the Monmouth County Tourism page provides visitor info for historic sites as well as a guide to area lighthouses.

Visit South Jersey's web site lists heritage sites and sample itineraries for your trip.

Ideas for Interpreting Historic Sites

South Jersey Tourism Corp. produced "A Revolutionary Idea" - podcasts that take you on an audio tour of Revolutionary War sites in Gloucester County. Available for download through iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/revolutionary-idea-gloucester/id336945157.

The William Trent House in Trenton offers a virtual tour of the mansion's historic rooms:

Heritage Tourism Reports and Studies

"The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Heritage Tourism in New Jersey," a study by Tourism Economics released in 2013.

The Heritage Tourism Master Plan includes an online resource directory: http://www.njht.org/dca/njht/touring/master_plan_table_of_contents.html.

Celebrate New Jersey conducted a wayfinding signage initiative in 2010: http://www.celebratenj.org/community-initiatives/nj-wayfinding-initiative/.

In 2007 the NJ Historical Commission funded An Assessement of State Historical Marker Programs.

Cultural Heritage Tourism offers a toolkit and case studies of successful tourism ventures from a national perspective: http://culturalheritagetourism.org/resources.htm.