From Settlement to 1860

You can experience life in early Cincinnati through historically accurate scenes, music and letters, and words from people living in the area. Interact with our interpreters and learn about historical figures from the time—from an early settlement woman, to a steamboat captain docked at the Cincinnati Public Landing. Discover Cincinnati’s role during the Civil War in our Jos. Brown Boat Yard exhibit. Learn about the “Brown Water” navy and how the western rivers were of strategic and logistical importance to the Union. As your travel through time, you’ll begin in Early Settlement, go to Regional Capital and then on to La Belle Riviere before ending up in Queen City of the West! It’s a historical journey to remember.

Photos by Nick Massa.