Downtown tours and visits to the Civil War Fort at Boonesboro may be a little different this spring if plans for new audio tour guides come to fruition, said Tourism Director Nancy Turner.
According to Turner, the Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission is working to develop a system that would allow visitors to use their cell phones to access information about buildings or historical landmarks during tours.
"We are partnering with Channel 27. They're going to do the audio on the downtown tour. For the Civil War site, we're going to do a hodge-podge of people," Turner said. "To my knowledge no other place in Kentucky is using this for their tours, so it would be nice to be a first."
Basically, each landmark would have a specific number that visitors can call using their cell phones to hear a recording giving more detailed information about the site. Turner said she hopes that the technology will eventually be used for all tours.