Visiting historic sites is often a prime motivation for travel to New England states such as Rhode Island. The economic benefits associated with increased visitation to historical sites has led many states to study the current and future potential of the sites within its tourism industry. This paper develops a systematic process for analyzing the tourism potential of historical sites. In addition, the paper creates a "growth-management" matrix which was utilized by the Rhode Island Historic Preservation Commission to allocate increasingly scarce funds among those sites identified as offering the greatest return on investment.
Toepper, Lorin K.
"Assessing Historic Sites as Tourism Attractions: Implications for Public Policy,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 10
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol10/iss1/5