Literature Tours

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If you have a love of literature, chances are there is a tour, event, or museum devoted to the enduring legacies of American authors. Whether you are part of a social group, book club, school group, or you are an interested book-lover, there are plenty of literary tours in the United States to enjoy. Take a road-trip across the country and match 50 novels to all 50 states or focus on the homes, haunts, and museums of America's finest writers!

Boston is known as the literary birthplace of American Romanticism, American Realism, and Transcendentalism among other movements. It's also the base city of many famous authors who called this city home at one point or another. Take a guided tour highlighting the homes and haunts of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, and London natives Henry James and Charles Dickens. Likewise, New Orleans has been known to be a popular refuge for writers like Truman Capote, William Faulkner, Kate Chopin, and playwright Tennessee Williams. Check out the many themed events around the city to celebrate these famous wordsmiths.

Other popular destinations with literary significance include Baltimore's Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum and his original grave site, the Emily Dickinson House and Museum tour in Amherst, Massachusetts, and a tour of F. Scott Fitzgerald's childhood home in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit Ernest Hemingway's home and museum in Key West, Florida, Mark Twain's boyhood home in Hannibal, Missouri, or Robert Frost's Farm in Derry, New Hampshire.

Stop by famous bookstores like Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi and Manhattan’s Three Lives & Co. or the pubs where literary greats penned their masterpieces. See the desk where Thoreau wrote Walden and the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone with the Wind. Experience the past and step into the lives of your favorite authors with an American literary tour on your next student trip!

Sample Itineraries

1-Day ATL Lit Tour

1-Day ATL Lit Tour

Explore all the literary glories the South presents, with all the finest homes and libraries in the state of Georgia. Delve into the lives of
2-Day Twain Hannibal Adventure

2-Day Twain Hannibal Adventure

The writings of Samuel L. Clemens, aka Mark Twain, come alive when you visit the Mississippi River and Hannibal, MO.
3-Day Minnesota Literary Getaway

3-Day Minnesota Literary Getaway

This Midwestern junket lets you and your student group visit the homes and stomping grounds of renowned American authors.
4-Day Laura Ingalls Wilder Tour

4-Day Laura Ingalls Wilder Tour

Pioneer woman Laura Ingalls Wilder was a fantastically talented American storyteller, whose first book was one in a series of nine detailing her life and
4-Day Massachusetts Lit Tour

4-Day Massachusetts Lit Tour

An intelligent and truly fun trek that allows you to jump into all your favorite classic novels, poems, and short stories.
Customized Tour

Customized Tour

Adventure Student Travel will work with you to create the trip you want for your student group.

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