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Manhattan Project Tour: In the News

Tour guests at Trinity Site obelisk
Manhattan Project Tour guests at Trinity Site obelisk

Our Manhattan Project Tour is in the news! AFAR magazine and The Wall Street Journal recently published articles on atomic tourism, a trend in travel. In both articles, the Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours Manhattan Project Tour was recommended for those seeking a deeper understanding of the making of the Atomic Bomb. 


“Uncovering Secrets and Spies in “Atomic City,” New Mexico”

By Pat Tompkins
June 23, 2023

“Outsiders weren’t supposed to know about Los Alamos during World War II. Now the remote town offers guided tours of this unique battlefront.”

As noted in the article, “for a truly deep dive into the subject, Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours visits all three sites of the Manhattan Project—Hanford, Los Alamos, and Oak Ridge—in October 2024.”

Read Uncovering Secrets and Spies in “Atomic City” >

The Wall Street Journal

“‘It’s Pretty Horrific but Fascinating Nonetheless.’ Inside the New Wave of Atomic Tourism”

By Bob Davis
June 3, 2023

“As two major movies about the atomic era hit screens, Americans curious about a controversial time are flocking to 1950s nuclear test sites, paying $425 to sleep in decommissioned missile silos and ordering ‘B-Reactor Brownies’”

As noted in the article, “Sites in three states make up the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours, established by the late “Band of Brothers” author, offers a nine-day cross-country tour hitting them all with insights from historians and local experts in October 2024.”

Read Inside the New Wave of Atomic Tourism >

Travel on the Manhattan Project Tour

Based on the reviews, our inaugural Manhattan Project Tour, a journey through the new Manhattan Project National Historic Park System, was a great success. 14 guests followed the progress of the uranium bomb from its early stages at Oak Ridge to the successful testing at White Sands, New Mexico. We will be offering the tour again in October of 2024. In the meantime, check out the reviews as well as some of the excellent photos that guest Susan Yu shared with us. 

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