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About Tour Erie

Tour Erie, LLC is a mother-daughter operation established in the summer of 2024 by lifelong Erieites and unabashed Erie cheerleaders Heather and Lauren Cass. Whether you are just visiting Erie or are an area resident who wants to learn more about your hometown, you'll experience the fun and wonder of Erie's rich history, all while getting a bit of exercise.

We love Erie! Let us show you why!

Why we started Tour Erie

We love to travel and, when we do, we look for tours to learn more about the area we are visiting. We've often wondered why with so many summer visitors and hotels on the bayfront, nobody was offering walking tours in downtown Erie. One day, we thought: What if we did it?

We turned to the Gannon Small Business Development Center and the Northwest Pennsylvania Innovation Beehive Network and got all the help we needed from local colleges (another great thing about Erie!) to launch our business. 

Meet Our Team

Lead Tour Guide: Lauren

Lauren cut her tour guide chops on the campus of Penn State Behrend in Erie where she has been leading admissions tours for three years and running. She's very good at walking backwards, talking loudly, and sharing her enthusiasm for the places she loves- like Behrend and Erie!


Behind the Scenes Tour Guide:

Heather is a professional writer and former journalist for the Erie Times News, where she founded and served as editor in chief for the former Her Times women's magazine. She currently works as the Publications Manager at Penn State Behrend. 

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