Spartanburg debuts new history tour mobile site

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SPARTANBURG, SC The Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has debuted a new mobile-friendly website, along with a re-designed print map, of The Historic Downtown Walking Tour of Spartanburg.

Featuring 14 stops, the self-guided tour touches on different chapters on the development of Spartanburg’s urban space from the Revolutionary War era to the present. Users will discover the original town center, a wagon factory that is now a wine shop, and an impressive Masonic Lodge that houses a bookstore, coffee bar, and bakery. The tour begins and ends at Morgan Square, and takes about an hour.

The new mobile-friendly website, www.hubcitytour.com, allows the user to navigate their tour in two easy ways. For charting a step-by-step course via GPS, one can select the option to follow a charted map, which uses a Google Maps platform. For users who enjoy a monument scavenger hunt, one can select to tour by location. Each location stop on the site features an audio clip, historic photos, and additional facts.

“We are so excited to have this updated tour of downtown Spartanburg,” said Chris Jennings, Executive Vice President of the SCVB.  “It provides our visitors with yet another self-guided tour to experience our revolutionary destination.”

The Historic Downtown Walking Tour of Spartanburg was written by Brad Steinecke, a local historian and tour guide. Steinecke's long association with the Spartanburg County Historical Association and the Spartanburg Counties Public Libraries, along with his years of experience in leading historical tours, made him the perfect choice to offer a fresh look on the history of our city. The Spartanburg County Historical Association and the Spartanburg County Public Libraries supplied additional information. The site and map were designed and produced by MoreView Media, a boutique marketing firm based in Spartanburg.

The SCVB has also developed the Revolutionary War Trail, Textile Town Tour, as well as maps of Croft State Park, Duncan Park and six road bike maps with routes throughout Spartanburg County.

Learn more about the Historic Downtown Walking Tour at www.hubcitytour.com.