Click below to find a variety of resources that inform heritage site stewards about the heritage tourism industry and places to visit in New Jersey.
Journey Through Jersey, launched by the NJ Historic Trust in 2017, is the state's go-to website for all things heritage tourism.
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.
The William Trent House in Trenton offers a tour: https://williamtrenthouse.org/.
The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison offers a virtual tour: https://metc.org/
Historic Whitesbog Village in Brown Mills created a Cranberry History Trail linking active historic cranberry farm villages.
Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society created a passport program to encourage heritage tourism in Cumberland County.
Camden City Hall installed an interactive tourism kiosk.
"The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Heritage Tourism in New Jersey," a study by Tourism Economics released in 2022.
"The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Heritage Tourism in New Jersey," a study by Tourism Economics released in 2013.
The New Jersey Heritage Tourism Master Plan includes an online resource directory.
In 2007 the NJ Historical Commission funded An Assessement of State Historical Marker Programs.
Cultural Heritage Tourism offers toolkits and case studies of successful tourism ventures from a national perspective.
The New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail brings to life the vital role of women in New Jersey's past and present. As a collaborative project between the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office and the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation, the New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail takes you on a journey throughout the state, using historic places to tell a collective story of famous New Jersey women who have contributed to the agricultural, industrial, labor, and domestic history of the state.
Please find below handouts with useful tips and tools as well as a PDF of the presenation.
S-5 | Stand Out: 10 Effective and Easy Ways to Promote Your History Attraction (PDF)
Dealing with negative reviews on social media websites
Inventory of Communication Tools for Local History Organizations
An Ideal Historic Site Website
Scheduling social media posts for your heritage organization
Ten Tips for Docents for Visitor Referrals