Cincinnati Museum Centre November Walking Tours

CINCINNATI – The leaves are changing and the air is getting brisk, perfect conditions for a stroll around Cincinnati. Pair a little history with your walk by joining one of Cincinnati Museum Center’s Walking Tours.

cincinnati-museum-centre-november-walking-tourHit the bricks and get a street-level view of Cincinnati history as you walk through one of three historic Cincinnati neighborhoods. Immerse yourself in the heart of the city as you cover more than 60 points of interest in downtown Cincinnati. Highlights include Piatt Park, Cincinnati’s oldest park, the Tyler Davidson Fountain on Fountain Square, and the renovated 19th century homes of some of the city’s most prominent individuals.

Explore the neighborhood and businesses built by German immigrants in Over-the-Rhine. Learn about OTR’s humble beginnings, its neglect and recent revitalization as you pass Italianate architecture, historic churches, art galleries and schools. See how a city and neighborhood built on bacon and beer has been reborn on the strength of local-owned business.

And, if you can pull your eyes away from the beauty of the foliage, you’ll learn about the rich history of Eden Park. Aptly-named “the Garden of Eden” by 19th-century winemaker Nicholas Longworth, Eden Park is home to unique statues, veteran memorial sites, historic groves, architecturally-significant water works ruins and the iconic Krohn Conservatory. Hear the fascinating history of the famous (and infamous) local families who once frequented the park. And what better place to take in the gorgeous vistas of the city on a fall day?

Walking Tours are led by one of CMC’s Heritage Programs docents who for more than 30 years have been sharing their passion for history through walking and motor coach tours and hundreds of audiovisual presentations on a wide range of topics. Each tour is thoroughly researched and presented in vivid, gripping detail.

Each Walking Tours is approximately 2 – 2.5 miles and operate rain or shine, so come prepared with comfortable shoes, umbrellas and rain gear, as needed. In the case of severe weather please call the box office at (513) 287-7001 to confirm the start of your tour. Each tour begins at 2 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours. Tours are $20 for CMC Members and $25 for non-Members.

For a complete list of tour dates and to register visit www.cincymuseum.org/programs/heritage/walking-tours or call (513) 287-7031.

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