Discover the Queen City’s vibrant revitalization and rich history through our walking tours.

Choose one of our neighborhood walking tours that teaches the history, architecture and heritage of our city. Walk Cincinnati Tours will be offered April through October.

2019 Walking Tours

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This tour packed a lot into two hours. Cincinnati is loaded with beautiful and historically significant buildings and in this fast paced tour we got to see at least 60 of them. I highly recommend this tour for architecture fans and history buff.

– Steve, via tripadvisor.com

Additional details

Each walk covers approximately 2-2.5 miles and may contain hills. Tours are conducted at a casual pace and require walking or standing for two hours without assistance. Our tours take place near traffic and involve physical activity. Before the start of your tour you will be required to sign a liability waiver.

Cincinnati weather in the spring and summer can vary. Our tours operate rain or shine. Be prepared for your tour by wearing comfortable walking shoes and bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, umbrellas and rain gear as necessary. To avoid dehydration, we encourage you to bring water. In case of severe weather, please call the box office to confirm the start of your tour.

Walkers must be 18 years old or accompanied by an adult.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

We ask that patrons do not smoke during the tours.

2019 Walking Tours

Over-the-Rhine

Date: Saturday, September 14   |   Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This town may have been built on bacon and beer, but the German immigrants of the 19th century also had a knack for building, creating one of the most architecturally beautiful neighborhoods in Cincinnati. A century of poverty in Over-the-Rhine is now overshadowed by its beautiful transformation, attracting families, young professionals and retirees who are captivated by its charm. See the appeal of city life for yourself as we wander the streets, exploring Italianate-style architecture, parks, galleries, churches, schools and the ongoing restoration of a beloved neighborhood, covering 2.4-miles of beauty at every turn.

Tour Meeting Location: Washington Park, directly across from Music Hall at 14th and Elm Streets
Nearby Parking: Washington Park Garage. Entrances to garage are off of Race Street or Elm Street
Walking Mileage: 2.4 miles

Tickets: $20 Member; $25 non-Member

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Memorial Hall — OTR

Date: Wednesday, September 18   |   Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

One of the jewels of Cincinnati, Memorial Hall was designed by Samuel Hannaford in beautiful Beaux Arts style and built in 1908. It was named in memory of the soldiers who died in the Civil War and Spanish American War. Now reopened after a major restoration, we will tour the ornate building’s architecture; the magnificent 560-seat theater, with Tiffany chandeliers and extensive stenciling; a new lighting and sound system; the enlarged stage and backstage areas; and the enlivened ballrooms. Come see the transformation of Memorial Hall as it becomes a significant event venue for OTR while maintaining its venerable historic status.

Tour Meeting Location: In front of Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Nearby Parking: Washington Park Garage. Entrances to garage are off of Race Street or Elm Street
Walking Mileage: Less than one mile

Tickets: $15 Member; $20 non-Member

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Downtown

Date: Saturday, September 28   |   Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grab your walking shoes and strollers as we head out for a tour celebrating the heart of our city, Downtown Cincinnati. Explore the history, architecture and importance of Fourth, Fifth and Vine Streets. Stroll through Piatt Park, the oldest park in Cincinnati, and survey several of the city's finest religious buildings and 19th-century renovated homes. Covering more than 60 points of interest, this 1.9-mile tour will tell the story of downtown's development, from its early years, to its business peak, to its growth into an urban living and dining destination.

Tour Meeting Location: The Tyler Davidson Fountain on Fountain Square, at Fifth and Vine Streets
Nearby Parking: Fountain Square Garage. Entrance to garage is off of Vine Street.
Walking Mileage: 1.9 miles

Tickets: $20 Member; $25 non-Member

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Over-the-Rhine

Date: Saturday, October 12   |   Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This town may have been built on bacon and beer, but the German immigrants of the 19th century also had a knack for building, creating one of the most architecturally beautiful neighborhoods in Cincinnati. A century of poverty in Over-the-Rhine is now overshadowed by its beautiful transformation, attracting families, young professionals and retirees who are captivated by its charm. See the appeal of city life for yourself as we wander the streets, exploring Italianate-style architecture, parks, galleries, churches, schools and the ongoing restoration of a beloved neighborhood, covering 2.4-miles of beauty at every turn.

Tour Meeting Location: Washington Park, directly across from Music Hall at 14th and Elm Streets
Nearby Parking: Washington Park Garage. Entrances to garage are off of Race Street or Elm Street
Walking Mileage: 2.4 miles

Tickets: $20 Member; $25 non-Member

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This tour packed a lot into two hours. Cincinnati is loaded with beautiful and historically significant buildings and in this fast paced tour we got to see at least 60 of them. I highly recommend this tour for architecture fans and history buff.

– Steve, via tripadvisor.com