The Greater Cincinnati area has some interesting historic tours available.  For instance, Newport Walking Tours has allowed over 4000 people to explore Newport's glamorous (gangster) past.

This year, they are expanding by offering a tour of Over the Rhine, because of its hundreds of historic buildings and famous residents. The first tours will be from May 27 through Memorial Day as an area fundraiser.  After that, the tours will be every Saturday.

Dubbed Queen City Underground: Bosses, Brewery and Burials, the tours will explore the people and events that shaped Cincinnati from the 1810's to the 1950's.  Sometimes, we think there are characters living there now, imagine how many characters have lived there over the 150 years this tour reviews!

They will explore the story of immigrants who built the area and key things that shaped the city.  Obviously, the beer brewing history of the area will be discussed.  George "Boss" Cox, an infamous Cincinnati mayor shouldn't be left out!  You'll hear about the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Harriet Beecher Stowe's school, Ezzard Charles's training grounds, buildings where Wild Bill Hickok and Charlie Chaplin performed, etc.

It is a testiment to the legacy of the Over the Rhine area that so many buildings still remain!

Other Tours                                                             

If you are interested in other unique Cincinnati tours, you should visit:

The Ghosts of Cincinnati at www.hauntedCincinnatiTours.comImmaculata Church - Mt. Adams, Ohio

Historic tours offered by Architrecks feature historic properties and walking tours of Downtown, Over the Rhine, Findlay Market/Brewery District, Mt. Adams, Walnut Hills, Northside/Cumminsville, and Clifton plus additional one-time tours.  Particularly explore the  "Outside-In" tours that allow you to get inside private buildings along tour routes.  Find out more about these at:

From Tenements to Townhouses: Multi-Family Housing in Cincinnati display is presented at Betts House until Sept. 30th, 416 Clark Street, West End.  One of the walking tours is of Multi-Family Living in Walnut Hills on May 22, 10 AM.