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Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day from Old Town Trolley Tours®!

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Locals Receive Free Admission

Friday, May 6th, 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!

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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.***

Castmember Spotlight: Janice Pauley

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

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I was born and raised in the Battle Creek, Michigan area, Cereal City USA! After college I ventured out west for new experiences and to widen my horizons.  Having come from a very small farming community in the Midwest, I was in for a real culture shock settling into my new home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I embraced the culture and adored all of the colorful foods, vibrant music, and non-stop activities all while raising a family.
After some life changing events, I found myself moving back to my hometown in Michigan and attending a High School Reunion.  There I met up with my current husband.  We had been neighbors and classmates growing up and soon realized that we belonged together as adults.  Merging the past with the present, and the future, we joined our families together and vowed to leave the snow-laden North for the sunny Florida South once our children were grown and out of the house.
We took several Florida vacations looking for the best place to settle down and after numerous trips to St. Augustine, we decided that this was the place.  We fell in love with the city, the culture, and the history.  Having ridden and enjoyed the Old Town Trolley Tours in St. Augustine and Key West, I decided to apply for the Call Center position here at the National Contact Center when the job was posted.  I thought it would be a great way to use my past experiences and skills, while telling guests about our wonderful city.  To my surprise, I now explain tours and attraction features, in detail, to guests in 6 cities (of which four I haven’t visited yet).  This job has been a great learning and growing experience for me and I enjoy the variety of challenges we are faced with every day.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Spending time with my family at the beach.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Walt Disney World
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My husband Scott (but my children and grandson are a
close 2nd)
If you die and come back as a person or thing, what do
you think it would be?
Tigers are my favorite animals. They are so majestic and regal.  I
would want to come back as one so I could stroll amongst them.
What three things will you always find in my refrigerator?
Yogurt, cheese, and fresh fruits and vegetables

Castmember Spotlight: Jennifer Johnson

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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I was born and raised and spent the majority of my life here in beautiful St. Augustine.  One of my favorite things is waking up to the salty smell of the marsh on low tide and I cannot imagine living away from the ocean.  This is my third year with OTT St. Augustine and I can honestly say it’s been the best decision of my working career.  Two of my work days are spent as the assistant for HR/Payroll manager and the other three days I work as the assistant to the AR/AP manager.  My co-workers are like my extended family and it’s a pleasure to work and laugh with such amazing people.  My greatest joys are my five children (three biological, two step).  Raising five children brings multiple challenges and they keep me on my toes, but they continue to teach me something new each day.  I’m blessed to have my best friend as the love of my life, my fiancé Michael, who embodies everything I’ve ever wanted.  When I’m not at work you can find me out soaking up the sun while roaming the creeks off the intercostal waterway chasing red drum, trout, and flounder.

What three things will you always find in your
refrigerator?
Datil pepper sauce (homemade of course)
Real butter (it’s the best)
Beer (the perfect end to a long day)
What do you consider your hero?
My grandfather- the best man I have ever known
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Delacroix, Louisiana- popping corks on a red drum fishing
charter.
What is your greatest fear?
Spiders – they creep me out.

Earth Day

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Happy Earth Day from Old Town Trolley Tours®!

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Locals Receive Free Admission

Friday, April 1st, 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!

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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.***

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Have a happy and safe Easter!

 

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Meet Our Potters Wax Museum Manager, Michelle Fredette!

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

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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!

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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!

iamge001

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.***

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