Cincinnati Heritage Programs
Discover the Queen City’s vibrant revitalization and rich history through our walking tours.
Choose one of our two-hour neighborhood walking tours that teaches the history, architecture and heritage of our city. Walk Cincinnati Tours will be offered April through October.
Our 2019 schedule is almost here! In the meantime, please contact our team if you are interested in setting up a custom tour.
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.COMAdditional 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
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.
Presented in conjunction with the Greenhills Historical Society
On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior announced the designation of the Greenhills Historic District as a National Historic Landmark. Join docents from the Greenhills Historical Society for a walking tour of one of three planned “Greenbelt” communities created during the 1930s by FDR’s Resettlement Administration. The tour will start at the Greenhills Community Building, which features murals and a bas-relief by WPA artists and the Society’s museum collection of original items from pre-WWII Greenhills. Other highlights include the village’s international style housing, village common, retail district, pocket parks, walking paths and municipal pool.
Mt. Auburn was Cincinnati's first hilltop suburb, where wealthy mid-19th century Cincinnatians built grand homes away from the noise, crowding and smoke of the basin area. This tour will cover the beautiful Victorian era architecture and fascinating history of the homes, churches and institutions located along Auburn Avenue and several of the neighborhood's side streets. We will end the tour back at the William Howard Taft National Historic Site, where guests may tour the Taft home led by a National Park Service ranger before departing.
Once known as Millcreek Station, Northside has always been a busy transportation hub for travelers by horse, stage coach, canal, railroad and trolley. Stroll through the walking neighborhood that was once Cincinnati's third largest business district. Walk past houses both big and small, from worker to industrialist. From Knowlton's Corner to Millionaires Row, we’ll examine the neighborhood’s growth from settlement, to booming industrial center, to today's vibrant arts community. Terrain is mostly flat, a moderate walk.