CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM

 

Heritage tourism is the business and practice of attracting and accommodating visitors to a place or area based especially on the unique or special aspects of that locale’s history, landscape (including trail systems), and culture.

 

Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects (L/KLA) has been helping communities from Connecticut to California in their efforts to preserve, promote, and protect the cultural and natural resources of an area and enhance the travel experience as a means of establishing a nature-based or heritage-based tourism destination

 

We often hear 'we just want to keep our farms, wooded hillsides and small towns just the way they are today.'   But keeping a place 'just the way it is today' requires more hard work than accepting change and business as usual.  Heritage and nature-based tourism help these communities to preserve what is important while sharing their heritage with those that care most about it.  Heritage travelers are interested in history, and experiencing places that are unique, memorable and that cannot be easily replicated.

 

L/KLA has helped communities conserve and enhance the special qualities and develop place-based travel experiences by managing a community or region’s  heritage travel infrastructure – its scenic roads, parkways, greenways, trails and  heritage corridors and touring routes.  Many of these plans focused on leveraging the cultural and heritage resources within a corridor or region, encouraging links and joint marketing efforts between communities and sites to extend the visitor's stay, filling hotel rooms and selling more meals.

 

More than just moving through a community, L/KLA helps communities to share their places and stories—encouraging people to get out of their cars, learn about a community and its stories, linger along its main street, and uncover the hidden beauty and history of an area.  L/KLA helps a community or region organize its stories so that they can be told in an engaging and entertaining way– leaving more to be experienced on the next visit.

 

 

 

Representative Projects:

Walton Road Historic Byway Context Map

Maryland Historic National Road Corridor Partnership Plan

Flight 93 National Memorial Travel Corridor Study

Somerset County, PA

Journey Through Hallowed Ground Corridor Management Plan

Monticello to Gettysburg

Bayshore Heritage Byway Corridor Management Plan

New Jersey

Master Interpretive Plan Rappahannock Station I + II

Fauquier County, VA

Michener's Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway

Eastern Shore of Maryland

Historic Walton Road, TN

Management Plans

Illinois River Road Corridor Management Plan Update

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Newfound Gap Road Corridor Plan (in progress)

Lewes Historic Byway Corridor Management Plan

California Historic Route 66 Corridor Management Plan from Needles to Barstow

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail CMP, Maryland, DC and Virginia

Journey Through Hallowed Ground  Corridor Management Plan,

Monticello to Gettysburg, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania

Walton Road Historic Byway, Tennessee

Michener's Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway, Maryland's Eastern Shore

Bayshore Heritage Byway

Maryland Historic National Road Corridor Partnership Plan Update

Delaware River Valley Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan, Pennsylvania

Religious Freedom Byway Management Plan, Maryland

Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan, Delaware

Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area Management Plan Consultant, New Jersey

Brandywine Valley Byway Landscape Plans, Delaware

Millstone Valley Scenic Byway,  New Jersey

Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan, Maryland

Blue Crab Byway Corridor Management Services, Maryland

Route 2 Byway, New York

Monongahela Scenic Byway Corridor Management Services, West Virginia

Palisades Interstate Parkway Corridor Management Plan, New York

Route 7 Corridor, Connecticut

Salisbury Scenic Byway, Connecticut

Route 169 CMP, Connecticut

Roxbury Scenic Corridor, Connecticut

Sharon Scenic Corridor, Connecticut

Collinsville Scenic Byway, Connecticut

Savannah River Scenic Byway, South Carolina

Lincoln Highway Management Action Plan, Pennsylvania

 

Strategic Plans and Program Assistance

Enhancing Bicycling and Walking on Maryland's Byways and Main Streets (in progress)

Oil Region National Heritage Area Sustainability Plan, Pennsylvania (underway)

Utah Scenic Byways Strategic Livability Plan

Maryland Scenic Byway Program Strategic Plan, MD SHA

New Jersey Scenic Byway Program Strategic Plan, NJDOT

Connecticut Scenic Roads Corridor Management Study

Federal Highway Administration National Scenic Byways Program

 

Cultural and Historic Landscapes

Rural Villages, M-NCPPC, Prince George's County, MD

Flight 93 National Memorial Travel Corridor Study, Somerset County, PA

Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville Battlefield Preservation Plan Consultant, Virginia

Maryland Historic National Road Model Design Guidelines

George Washington Birthplace General Management Planning Services, Virginia

Appomattox National Historic Site General Management Planning Services, Virginia

Sharon Green Preservation Strategies

Laurel Hill's Lindsay and Physician's House

 

Places

Barstow Route 66 Specific Plan, California (underway)

Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Management Plan, Alexandria, VA (in progress)

Kings Highway Design Guideline, Princeton, NJ (in progress)

Master Interpretive Plan Rappahannock Station I and II, Fauquier County, VA

Historic Dove Bank ADA Accessible Trail

Vienna Town Green, Virginia

Hindman/Knott County Community Development Initiative--Using our Heritage to Build Tomorrow's Community, Kentucky

Washington Heritage Trail Signage and Wayfinding Plan

Chincoteague Waterfront Park

Fredericksburg Riverside Park Master Plan, Virginia

Fredericksburg Waysides, Virginia

Main Street Gettysburg Alumni Park, Pennsylvania

Apppomattox River Heritage Trail, Virginia

New River Gorge - Nuttleburg Historic Site Preservation and Access

Walton Road Historic Byway Corridor, TN

Photograph of Chincoteague interpretive sign
Photograph of Gettysburg Alumni Park

Gettysburg's Alumni Park

Chincoteague interpretive sign

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Flight 93 National Memorial Travel Corridor Study Somerset County, PA
Project summary for the Flight 93 National Memorial Travel Corridor Study, Somerset County, PA

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Journey Through Hallowed Ground Corridor Management Plan Monticello to Gettysburg
Project summary for the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Corridor Management Plan, Monticello to Gettysburg

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Bayshore Heritage Byway Corridor Management Plan New Jersey
Project summary for the Bayshore Heritage Byway Corridor Management Plan, New Jersey

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Master Interpretive Plan Rappahannock Station I + II Fauquier County, VA
Master Interpretive Plan Rappahannock Station I and II, Fauquier County, VA

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Project summary for Michener's Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway, Eastern Shore of Maryland
Michener's Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway Eastern Shore of Maryland

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Historic Walton Road Smith, Cumberland, Putnam, and Roane Counties, TN
Project summary for the Historic Walton Road, Smith, Cumberland, Putnam, and Roane Counties, TN

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Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects, P.C.

815 North Royal Street, Suite 200

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (703) 739-0972

Phone 2: (800) 337-1370

Fax: (703) 739-0973

Email: lkla@lardnerklein.com

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