1887 – Walter A. Brownell founds Brownell Tours and takes first 10 guests on archeological tour of Switzerland

1900 – Dr. George Brownell and his wife Jennie take over operations

1931 – George G. Brownell, Jr. takes over operations with his mother Jennie

1937 – Brownell takes 53 groups and 938 clients to Europe

1946 – Brownell incorporates under the Brownell name and opens an office in Birmingham

1948 – Brownell clears the $1,000,000+ revenue mark