Cell Phone Tour at Bentonville Battlefield Offers History Lesson to Visitors

Top Quote North Carolina Battlefield uses OnCell mobile technology to offer a self-guided tour for visitors. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 03, 2012 - Visitors to the Bentonville Battlefield in Four Oaks, North Carolina, can now use their mobile phones to learn more about the battle fought in March 1865 that covered 6,000 acres. Guests to the battlefield can dial the tour number on park signs and follow the prompts to navigate through a self-guided tour of the historic structures. The cell phone tour is powered by OnCell, a mobile tour technology provider that works with cultural sites and institutions to make exhibit content accessible through mobile devices.

    "We are not able to spend time with visitors on the battlefield with the exception of scheduled groups and this is where the OnCell tour really pays dividends," said Donny Taylor, Historic Site Manager. "The visitor can get an excellent learning experience and understanding of the ebb and flow of the battle, the Harper House, Harper family cemetery and monument area even after hours and on days the site is closed."

    Currently, guests to the Battlefield can use the cell phone tour to learn about the Junior Reserves, the Cole Plantation, the Mower's Charge, the Morris Farm, the Harper House, Morgan's Stand and the Monument Area.

    "We get great feedback in terms of sites visited, time of visit, length of calls and home state of the visitor. In the near future, we hope to add four more interpretive stops to the seven we now have available on the cell tour."

    About OnCell
    OnCell powers interactive mobile tour experiences, including cell phone tours, mobile web tours, mobile giving campaigns, mobile survey programs, text messaging and smartphone apps. We are mobile communication experts who are passionate about the arts and education. We've worked on over 1,000 projects both in the U.S. and internationally since OnCell's inception in 2006. We offer a state-of-the-art technology platform that provides location-specific interpretation to your visitors. Cell phones and smart phones become your portal for engaging, informing, and interacting with your guests. OnCell tours require no staff time to run and are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

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