allison dufty

Writer. Talker. Listener.

Historic Sites

From a tiny row home to a huge mansion to the ultimate “big house," historic sites and their stories are my specialty.


You can take one of my tours here:

  • The Biltmore Estate & Gardens, Asheville, NC
  • The Breakers, Newport, RI
  • Marble House, Newport, RI
  • The Elms, Newport, RI
  • Rosecliff, Newport, RI
  • Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia PA
  • Mount Vernon, Alexandria, VA
  • Fort Vancouver, Vancouver, WA
  • Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, HI
  • USS MIdway, San Diego, CA

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"If there was the equivalent of an Oscar for historical audio tours, Alcatraz would be Meryl Streep." sfgate

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The Hermitage

Nashville, TN

A challenge for many sites is how to interpret the history and legacy of slavery in the 21st century.

Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour
San Francisco, CA

After renovations, the tour needed a completely new edition. I combed dozens of hours of audio archives & interviewed a whole new set of ex-cons and guards.

  • NAI Award, 2nd place
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Miami, FL
My favorite part of interpreting historic sites is asking the questions that uncover unexpected stories.
Andrew Jackson, Slave Owner
-1:10
Alcatraz Inmates
-0:57
Animal Life
-1:29