Who We Are
We’re Aaron Killian and Rachel Tracey. Historic America is our company - a company dedicated to telling the story of the United States. Uniquely, ours is a nation founded on the proposition that human beings are created equal and endowed with inherent rights. The ongoing struggle to live out this creed has made our nation a cradle of human creativity, industry, energy, and aspiration. What a country. What a story to share!
Our historic tours exist to connect you with America’s past. Did we mention they’re also a ton of fun? There’s no greater joy than sharing a wonderful story with guests who are eager to listen and learn. Our interactive, multi-sensory, historic tour experiences are a blast. Plus, our videos, our blog and our audiobook library help to complete the package. If you want history, we’ve got you covered.
Aaron Killian is an American history nerd who absolutely loves his job. Licensed in both D.C. & NYC, he also leads tours in-and-around the Capital Region, Philadelphia, Virginia’s Historic Triangle and numerous national battlefields.
Aaron’s focus is storytelling. He wants to connect the personal stories of his visitors with the larger American experience; leaving guests both engaged and inspired to learn more. Also, don’t get him talking about the Civil War or the Founding era (he’s difficult to shut-up sometimes). When not busy leading tours, Aaron also narrates audiobooks. He founded Historic America in 2011 - the best career choice ever.
Rachel Tracey studied history education in college but soon realized the classroom wasn’t where she wanted to teach, and an office wasn’t where she wanted to work. After earning her certification from the International Tour Management Institute, she embarked on a life changing career in the travel industry. She has guided groups across the country; from the waterfalls of Yosemite to the streets of New York City. After growing up in a military family and moving constantly, she decided to plant her roots in our nation’s capital and make DC her home. She has been guiding full time since 2013.
Rachel joined Historic America in 2018 as a co-founder. She can’t wait to share America’s story with you!