Literary Tourism

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.

General Lew Wallace Study, Crawfordsville, Indiana, Ben Hur

General Lew Wallace Study

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 🙂

Steventon Church, Jane Austen, Hampshire, RectorWhile 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

Platform 9 3/4, London, Kings Cross StationOf 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.

Shepherd of the Hills, Harold Bell Wright, Burt Edition 1909, Oval PictureI once visited the Harold Bell Wright museum in Branson, Missouri and also went to The Shepherd of the Hills show.

Covered Bridges of Madison County - Iowa - Frank Andrea Miller - Des Moines RegisterI 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?

Steven

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2 Responses to Literary Tourism

  1. Norman Fultz says:

    We’ve visited serveral places with literary connections, among them being a couple of places connected with “Little House” series and of course Hannibal, MO to catch up with Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Then there are the many non-fiction places known through history, etc Enjoy your narratives (travelogs).

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