Have you ever visited somewhere just because it had a literary connection? I will admit that I have. Usually it is not just a specific trip to a site, but connected to another purpose. This is often the case when I am traveling for business and just happen to be close to a place that has a literary connection.
On a trip to Crawfordsville, Indiana I visited the General Lew Wallace Study. He was the author of Ben-Hur.
Since I planned on visiting the study and museum I took along a copy of Ben-Hur and had the museum stamp it 🙂
While in England a couple year ago I visited Steventon where Jane Austen grew up. I also went by the house she lived in at Chawton. See my post: Jane Austen Country
Of course, I have also visited Platform 9 3/4 a few times while in London. It is actually in a different place now than where it was in the past.
I once visited the Harold Bell Wright museum in Branson, Missouri and also went to The Shepherd of the Hills show.
I visited the Bridges of Madison County once while on the way home from visiting a customer in Iowa.
There are of course many other literary sites that I have visited, but these are some that I have written about here on the blog.
I do have a bucket list in my head of literary places I want to visit. At the top of the list is Prince Edward Island, but also near the top are Concord and Salem in Massachusetts.
Where would you want to go for literary tourism?