They can be readily found at museums and archeological and heritage sites around the world.
The history buff recognises knowledge is power and wish not only to gain that knowledge but witness and experience the locale where history was made, buildings and structures that represent the legacy of humanity and artefacts that reflect our cultural emergence and development as a species.
Tour guides delight in the history buffs long attention span, whilst they deliver lenghthy information relevant to a site.
Museums profit from their willingness to pay to see items of historical interest.
Publishers too, benefit from their thirst for historical information and interpretation.
Most history buff travellers are inoffensive individuals, that enjoy the world and seek to understand humanity and the many cultures it reflects.
Such individuals, with a thirst for evidence from and information about the past in many ways opened up the travel industry as we know it today.
We follow in their footesteps as we visit the Pyramids of Egypt, undertake personal "grand tours" of Italy, or seek out the homes of authors that have proved inspirational in our lives. Think of the thousands of visitors who pass through Howarth in pursuit of deeper knowledge of the Bronte sisters, Stratford upon Avon and the Globe Theatre in pursuit of Shakespeare, or visit Anne Frank or Bertholt Brect's houses or even manage to visit Karen Blixen's homes in both Denmark and Kenya!
Thanks to "history buffs" the world of the past is carried forward to enhance and inform our contemporary lives and the society we inhabit today!