Local Historia is here to shine light upon the past, connect with community in the present, and preserve local history for the future. Click to learn more about our mission and services.
Experience local history! Travel back in time on our walking tours and enjoy authentic and enjoyable stories and sites. Click here for more tour information.
Learn at your own pace with local self guided tours on topics like the Underground Railroad. Click here for more tour information.
Subscribe and enjoy Local Historia videos on YouTube featuring local history in creative ways! Also, check out the Hidden Happy Valley series on the lesser known history behind some of our favorite spots.
Local Historia is a passion for local history, community, and preservation. Our mission is to connect you with local history through engaging content, walking tours, and other unique experiences. Historical walking tours are at the heart of who we are. We also offer historical consulting services.
Historia is the root word for history and means to inquire. So at Local Historia, we are passionate about researching and sharing local history. In the process, we strive to give back to our community by working to preserve historical sites and stories. This concept of history helping history is essential to the identity of Local Historia and we commit to giving back to support historic preservation and other positive community initiatives. Local Historia is also a network of contributing historians. Learn more about the Local Historia Community. Support local history, preservation, and community! Local Historia LLC is located in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Local Historia is owned by public historians Matt Maris and Dustin Elder.
"Through interpretation, understanding; through understanding, appreciation;
through appreciation, protection." -National Park Service
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Tour options include Downtown Bellefonte, Waterfront tours, Talleyrand Park tours, Civil War, Underground Railroad and other custom tours in Bellefonte or Centre County by request. Private tours in Tyrone are also available!
Walking tours can be modified and customized to meet your needs and interests, please let us know if you require wheelchair accessibility or have any other requests to improve your tour experience. Presentations can also be arranged.