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Historic Sites in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Historic Sites in the US

The Historic Sites industry is largely composed of not-for-profit operators, many of which receive direct government funding or partner with government agencies. Hence, the industry is dependent on available government funds to meet costs not covered by operating revenue. The recession and subsequent recovery period severely reduced government tax revenue and many local agencies were forced to cut funding for historic preservation purposes. In the coming years, the industry will benefit from more positive economic conditions, particularly on the consumer side. As unemployment levels continue to decline, per capita disposable income rises and leisure travel grows, the number of visits to historic sites across the United States is also expected to increase.

Establishments in this industry primarily preserve and exhibit sites, buildings, forts or communities that describe events or persons of particular historical interest. These venues include archeological sites, battlefields, historical ships and pioneer villages. Operators may be partnered with government organizations and receive public funding, gather revenue by charging admission and providing additional services or a combination of the two.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Domestic trips by US residents
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Colonial Williamsburg Foundation - financial performance
    • Table National Park Service (US industry-specific) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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