New site uses Google Maps so heritage tourists can find your museum

Within the last week, I have launched a new website project, History Site Locator. This site grew out of my frustration at finding historic museums to visit as I road-tripped across the country. The website is a database of history museums that is searchable, and each museum is pinpointed on a Google map, so the user can see what museums are close to him or her. I invite you to check it out and add your museum:

Right now, the site has about 800 museums in its database, so we have a long way to go to have a complete listing of all history museums in the United States. (I also hope to add Canada one day!) I invite all museum staff members to log on and list their museum information – this is free and gets you a dot on the map. But I recommend upgrading your listing for a small yearly fee – this upgrade will include your website URL and a 250-description with your museum listing, making it much easier for users to learn about your museum’s mission, hours, and ticket information.

We are also on Facebook at so follow us there as well!

Image: The homepage of History Site Locator