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Archive for March, 2016

Meet Our Sales Rep, Julie Crowe!

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Cast Spotlight photo Julie Crowe

I was born in Melrose, Massachusetts in 1990 and I’ve lived in Malden my entire life. I’m the middle child between two brothers and I come from a large, close knit family with several aunts and uncles and dozens of cousins. I went to Malden High School and in my senior year, I started working at the Stop and Shop Supermarket Company where I still work part time in the florist department.
After finishing high school in 2009, I attended Salem State University where I graduated with a degree in Public History and Political Science. Along with history, one of my greatest passions in life has always been traveling and I’m happy to say I’ve started to make that dream a reality. I most recently traveled out of the country for the first time and went to Athens, Greece in March with my best friend. I’ve also been to amazing places such as Las Vegas, Disney World, Disneyland, New York City and Washington D.C. to name a few, and I hope to travel as much as I can in the future! In my free time, I enjoy being with friends and family, reading and walking my dog, Rocco.
I’ve always loved Boston and all the history associated with it, so when I saw the opportunity to work for HTA, I was immediately interested. I started working at Old Town Trolley in May and I really enjoy it. It’s awesome to welcome guests from all over the country and world to this wonderful city! Not only that, but working here has given me a much deeper appreciation for Boston and all that it has to offer.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Probably Maine. My family spent a lot of time in York, Wells
and Ogunquit when I was younger and I have great memories
of that.
What’s your most treasured possession?
My dog and cat.
Who are your favorite writers?
JK. Rowling and Stephen King.
If there was one place you would live besides your
current city, where would it be?
Washington D.C. I’ve been a couple times and I always find
myself wanting to go back. There’s so much history and a lot to
do there. It’s a beautiful city.
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird.

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Have a happy and safe Easter!



Meet Our Potters Wax Museum Manager, Michelle Fredette!

Thursday, March 24th, 2016


Which living person do you most admire?
Hands down, Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma (now known as Myanmar) who was under house arrest for over 15 years because of her protests against that country’s military dictatorship. In 1991, she won a Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights. Married to a British citizen who was living in England with their two children, she was granted freedom on the condition that she leave Myanmar never to return. She opted to stay rather than desert her people. I admire her intellect, resiliency, and unwavering loyalty to the Myanmar people and her adherence to the principle of democracy. If that was me, I would have booked out of there on the first plane!
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I have two – the first was achieving my BA in Communications (Minor in Publishing) in 3-years (Simon Fraser University, British Columbia); the second – at my age, I’m still winning and/or placing in running races! Currently, I am first female overall in Run St. Augustine Race Series, a series of 11 road races that commence in January with the Matanzas 5k, and culminate in December with the 5k Santa Run at St. Augustine Beach. Last month I organized a running team from Old Town Trolley and HTA to run the Corporate 5k “Let’s Get Pedestrian.” Our 10-person team placed 2nd overall and 1st overall “Costume” (thanks for the idea Ryan Darrah – our theme was “tourists”). A win-win situation – it was the first ever road race for at least three of our runners -needless to say they did quite well! Thanks to Dave and Old Town Trolley for their enthusiastic support and for picking up the registration tab.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Cruelty towards animals.
What is your greatest fear?
Losing the ability to lead an active, physical life
On what occasion do you lie?
When I’m playing scrabble.

Happy first day of Spring!

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Let the flowers bloom and weather be warmer! Happy Spring!


Locals Receive Free Admission!

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Residents within our six cities can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by an adult paid guest.*
It’s Simple, Fast & Best of all… Free!


Simply choose your Hometown city and fill out a brief form. Sign up today and rediscover the magic of your hometown with the Historic Tours of America Hometown Pass.

And be sure to also visit us at www.historictours.com and explore our tours and attractions in your hometown.

***Each Hometown pass holder rides free when accompanied by a guest who has purchased A FULL FARE adult ticket. Accompanying adult guest ticket must be purchased at a Historic Tours of America tour or attraction ticket booth or by calling 866-753-7975. Tickets may not be purchased online and may not be purchased using any discounts or coupons. Hometown Pass is not valid for packages.***

Meet Our AP/AR Clerk, Maleah Gasque!

Thursday, March 17th, 2016


My name is Maleah Gasque.  I am a local, having grown up on Wilmington Island.  I’m even lucky enough to have lived in the famous Hamilton-Turner Mansion for a few years!  I attended Jenkins High School and Armstrong University.  I am a single mother of a 15 year old boy, Logan.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and I am an avid scrapbooker!
I’ve worked in an office setting my entire career, from a Real Estate Closing Agent to Property Management.  I was looking for a change in my career field and I stumbled across an ad for OTT and was intrigued. I was excited when I got the job!  I’ve really enjoyed my time here and plan on planting my feet and growing with the company.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My idea of perfect happiness is being able to provide
everything for my family that they need and being healthy
and financially stable.
Who do you admire most?
My mother…she is the definition of a true “Southern Belle”
Who is the greatest love of your life?
My son, Logan.  There is no love like the love of a child.
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty and honesty.
What three things can we always find in your
Pickles, Diet Coke, and yogurt

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day!



Daylight Savings Begins

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Time to SPRING ahead!


Meet Our Mechanic Linden (Randolph John-Baptiste)!

Thursday, March 10th, 2016


I was born and raised in the US Virgin Islands.  My brothers and I enjoyed sunny days ripping and running up and down miles of sandy beaches every summer day of the week. When we were tired, we would sail the warm clear waters in our 15’ dinghy.  The warmth of the island reflected the warmth of the people.  It wasn’t until I moved to New Jersey at 18 years old that I experienced racism.  What a culture shock!  But I guessed the cold weather reflected the attitudes of the people.
My decision to move to the DC metro area had little to do with the weather and everything to do with the ratio of men to women.  What better way to overcome racism than to trade cold weather attitudes for a lady’s warm heart!
I worked at Forestville as a mechanic when one of my customers suggested that I apply to Old Town Trolley Tours.  I interviewed with Malcolm and the rest is history!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Going fishing on my own boat!
Which living person do you most admire?
My mother!
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Amsterdam or Bora Bora!
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My children!
What do you most value in your friends?

Locals Day

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Happy locals day to all our Key West residents! Take a tour aboard the Old Town Trolley! FREE every first Sunday of the month!