Built in 1859 in the hilltop neighborhood of Mt. Adams, Immaculata became known as the Church of the Steps and the pilgrimage was known as “making the steps” or “praying up the steps."
On this guided walking tour of historic Mount Adams, you’ll visit the Immaculata Church, location of the annual Good Friday Pilgrimage, and learn where the US Weather Bureau and American Astronomy were born.
Discover Cincinnati’s secret gem: Mt. Adams. This 19th-century European hilltop village provides some of the most spectacular views of the city. Step back in time as you explore its beautiful architecture, quaint shops, and magnificent churches.