UpTech Grads Create New Online Lincoln Heritage Tour
TUE, 07/19/2016 – 17:39 RCN NEWSDESK
The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace in Hodgenville, Ky., celebrated its 100th anniversary this week – and now there's a new way to enjoy it and nearly two dozen other Lincoln-centric sites.
The Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail introduced a new online tour for the traveling public.
Designed by Touritz, the Covington-based marketing firm that graduated from informatics start-up accelerator UpTech, the tour features a welcome video, interactive map, audio podcasts, historic photos, and links to nearby attractions.
Touritz co-founder Steve Oldfield called the project “rewarding”. “One of my earliest memories was going to the Lincoln Birthplace as a child. Being able to showcase these great and important sights in a new way is truly an honor,” he said.
The tour was developed in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism and is designed for smart phone use. It can be accessed on computers, tablets, and other devices, too.
According to Warren Greer, director of the nonprofit Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail, “the tour represents another significant investment in the state’s Lincoln heritage, which welcomes more than 500,000 tourists annually.”
The tour can be accessed at abelincoln.tours.
About the Trail
The Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail was reestablished in 2008 during the state’s Lincoln Bicentennial celebration. Signature sites include the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park near Hodgenville, the Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, and Camp Nelson near Nicholasville. The trail is administered by the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail Alliance, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.