National Visitation Report

Do Americans still visit history organizations? To answer this question, AASLH gathered data from more than 1,250 history organizations throughout the country in Spring 2019. This inaugural National Visitation Report provides an analysis of nationwide visitation trends. 

Our findings are presented in two parts. The "Summary" provides a broad overview of our findings along with info-graphics to help you visualize the data. The "Full Report" provides a much more detailed analysis, including tables and graphs describing trends at institutions of different sizes, types, and in different regions. We hope this data offers a useful benchmark for institutions to assess their own visitation and provides a foundation for further study. 

The National Visitation Survey will open again in January 2020.

National Visitation Report

  • National Visitation Report (Full)

    This report includes a complete analysis of the findings from AASLH's 2019 National Visitation Survey. The 40-page report provides detailed analysis, tables, and graphs assessing visitation trends in several key categories. It provides detailed findings for institutions of different sizes, types, regions, and costs of entry. Budget-based analysis is provided for nationwide trends, as well as for trends by institution type, region, and cost of entry. The full report allows history professionals to find appropriate comparisons for their institutions and offers a broad assessment of national visitation trends.

National Visitation Report Summary

  • National Visitation Report (Summary)
    This report provides a summary of the findings from AASLH's 2019 National Visitation Survey. Based on a survey of more than 1,250 history organizations nationwide, this summary offers key takeaways and a broad overview of trends in visitation by budget size, institution type, and region.

Learn More

As we write about the National Visitation Survey project on the AASLH Blog, you can use the links below to stay up-to-date.