342 W. Fourth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Varies based on tour. See website for details.
$10 adult; Group rates available.
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Explore Cincinnati USA with unique guided tours of historic neighborhoods.
Helltown Cleaned Up Who are those guys?? Ephraim Knowlton, Ezekiel Hutchinson, Jacob Hoffner, Israel Ludlow, David Cummins, Andrew Jergens. Some names you know, but some…not so much! Come with us to Northside.
Starts at 2 pm from Picnic and Pantry, 4163 Hamilton Avenue, every other Sunday
Northside tour sponsors: Picnic & Pantry; Schaeper’s Pharmacy; Shake It Records; Sidewinder Coffee
The Hill What is a corduroy road? Where was the location of the second largest telescope in the world? Was Golden Wedding Champagne served at the bowling alley? All is revealed as you tour Mt. Adams - or is it Mt. Ida??
Starts at 2 pm from the Bow Tie Cafe at 1101 St. Gregory Street, every other Sunday
Mt. Adams tour sponsors: The Wine Cellar; The Blind Lemon; Crowley’s; Mt. Adam’s Bar & Grill
Caves in the Hills, a Goldfinger, Fats Waller’s Dentists - and you thought you were just visiting Findlay Market. Tote your veggies along with us and find out even more about the area once known as Findlay’s Woods.
Starts at 10 am in front of Silverglades
Findlay Market tour sponsor: Corporation at Findlay Market
South: A River City - First, Last and Always Where was Yeatman’s Tavern? Who lived in the Taft Museum? Where are the five pyramids of Cincinnati? Find these sites and much, much more as we talk about the move from the Riverfront uptown—and, that would be 4th Street.
Starts at 10 am in front of the Visitor Center on Fountain Square located between Chipotle and Rock Bottom Brewery, every Saturday
North: Church and State - Separate and Together Downtown. Was there another Temple at the corner of 8th and Plum? What are those carved shapes on the frieze at the Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company? Do we have the Bon Marche in Cincinnati? Meet at the old Herzog music building and find the rest.
Starts at 1pm in front of the Visitor Center on Fountain Square located between Chipotle and Rock Bottom Brewery, every Saturday.
Downtown tours sponsors: Bromwell’s; Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza; Spangler Reporting Service; Arnold’s Bar & Grill; Batsakes Hat Shop; Cincinnati Arts Association; The Cincinnatian Hotel; The Phoenix; URS Corp., Architects, Engineers and Planners
Cables, Inclines and Streetcars, Oh My!! What was the price of a ride up Gilbert Avenue? Did the location of the Lane Seminary help support a large African American community? Was this the first place where religious diversity flourished? The growth and evolution of Walnut Hills is important in the history of Cincinnati.
Starts from the corner of Middleton and Rawson Woods Lane.
Walnut Hills tour sponsors: 1st Security Self Storage; Skyline Walnut Hills; Taco Casa; ZZ’s Pizza
Town and Gown, The ABCs of Cincinnati’s Academic Enclave. Aesthetics and activism, Beauty and bombast, Castles and castigators. That’s what you get in a community focused on self-sufficiency. Just three miles from the center of the city lies Clifton that fought 19th century annexation and 20th century infiltration of franchises.
Starts at 2 pm from the corner of Middleton and Rawson Woods Lane on the Third Sunday of each month
Clifton tour sponsors: Dewey’s Pizza; Kraemer’s Design & Production
The Swiss Chalet, Apartments for the Middle Classes, an Eclectic Community - That is East Walnut Hills. Across Victory Parkway and down Woodburn Avenue, with jogs along side streets with imaginative and beautiful residences, you will see the extension of a community as transportation expanded.
Starts at Parkside Cafe, 1026 E McMillan Street.
East Walnut Hills tour sponsors: Jamshid Antique Oriental Rugs; Palette Studios; Schulhoff Equipment Rental
Why Over-the-Rhine Where did the Baker’s Singing Society practice in 1861? Where did Mark Twain speak in 1898? Where were automobiles elevated to the second floor for service? All of those answers are found in OTR - walk and learn.
Best in the Country - Cincinnati’s Italianate and Queen Anne in the Movies Which movies were filmed on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine? What namesake of a local leader was the second for Alexander Hamilton in his duel with Aaron Burr? Are there really people buried under the sidewalk at Woodward High School? Residents and visitors to the city marvel!
Both tours start at the Coffee Emporium Cyber Cafe,110 East Central Parkway
OTR tours sponsors: Iris Book Cafe; Merchants of Main Street (MoMS); Urban Eden; USBank Over-the-Rhine; BDRA Properties; Enzo’s OTR
Cincinnati in the Civil War Learn about the defense of the city, the brigades and camps, the training sites and what part a poem written here played in the conflict. From Coffee Emporium, 110 East Central Parkway.
Vanishing Cincinnati Walk among sites that are no more - the Albee Theater, Wesley Chapel and others. From the 5th Street Gallery in the Hilton Netherland Plaza.
Literary Cincinnati See sites that inspired 19th and early 20th century authors and poets. From the Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street.These tours are also available upon request.
Business and History & Commerce tours are available upon request. For example, what management priciples guided the 19th century brewers and how similar to or different might they be from current practices?
For all requested tours, please request 3 weeks in advance and indicate the number of people, date, and time.
342 W. Fourth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202