Huntsville History Tour offers online, guided tour of the city with narration and photos

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — There’s a new way to explore historic Huntsville anytime or anywhere at the touch of your fingertips.

The Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau partnered with the Huntsville History Collection to launch Huntsville History Tour: A Digital Guided Tour. Users can discover downtown Huntsville’s history online, anytime. Users can explore 40 historic sites in the downtown area with narration, photos and information about each location. The voices behind the narration are Huntsvillians Jacque Reeves, John Malone and Nancy Rohr.

The tour starts at Alabama Constitution Village, from there users can navigate through historic Huntsville homes, streets and buildings.

“In the Rocket City, we have an abundance of offerings attractive to leisure travelers and meeting planners, and this new digital walking tour will be yet another fantastic draw,” said Jennifer Moore, Vice President of Tourism for the Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Convenience is key, and that is one of the best features of the Huntsville History Tour. Folks can begin and end the tour on their own time and learn about Huntsville’s compelling history along the way.”

The site is both web and mobile platform friendly with information compiled from the visitors bureau and Huntsville History Collection.

“The Digital Huntsville History Tour combines Huntsville’s rich heritage in history and technology,” said Deane Dayton, author of a Huntsville history website .  “It allows anyone with a smart phone to explore Huntsville’s historical sites on their own. The GPS capabilities, interactive map, audio narration and related photographs make the journey easy and accessible.”

Since the tour can be enjoyed on foot or by car, the city deemed the tour part of Healthy Huntsville. It’s a city and community partnership focused on nutrition and exercise.