The Chatham Smartphone Tour is a self-guided tour around Chatham. The centerpiece is the Chatham Highlights Tour, a tour of 50 of Chatham’s many points of interest - historic, contemporary, and scenic. The first phase debuted in March 2012 with 35 sites, in time for Chatham’s Tercentennial year Opening Weekend. The second phase was released around Memorial Day, in time for June’s Founders Weekend.
A subset of Highlights Tour locations are presented separately in the Main St — Lighthouse Historic Loop Tour. This tour has a map with an approximately 3-mile route marked, and the eTour locations along this route are presented in sequence, along with some additional commentary about each segment of the loop route.
In addition, two additional mini-tours (called Locality eTours) are smartphone tours of specific areas - one is on the grounds of the Atwood House Museum, and the other is a smartphone version of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge’s Morris Island Nature Trail. These also illustrate the types of additional tours that can be done using eTourChatham - a specific site, or a neighborhood walking tour.
For each eTour, a map will identify the points of interest, and each location (site) will have a page of information - the address, a picture, and an explanation of its interesting features - the latter both readable and audible. An eTour can be used as an audio tour. Using a Smartphone or 3G-enabled tablet, one can go location to location, or wander around and visit the sites in any order. With a GPS-capable smartphone, you'll also know where you are, and where the points of interest are.
To watch the 10-minute video introduction and overview that includes a demonstration, touch the “Video Intro” button below.
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More in-depth explanation of eTourChatham features, plus instructions and video demonstrations of using eTourChatham, are available by touching the “Using eTourChatham” button below.
The Chatham Highlights Tour consists of the following: