Over-the-Rhine Museum Walking Tours

Over-the-Rhine Museum Walking Tours

Presented by Over-the-Rhine Museum at Various Locations

Tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays from May through October. Each tells a different facet of life in Over-the-Rhine including the history, architecture, and people. Join us for one tour or several!

Tenement Life North of Liberty tour.
The North tour focuses on the built environment including daily living conditions in densely crowded tenement apartments, outdoor toilets, bathing, water access, and more. This tour begins at Findlay Market  on Elm Street.

Tenement Life South of Liberty
Have you ever wondered what changed when Cincinnatians stepped over the canal and into Over-the-Rhine? Our South of Liberty tour weaves visitors through the stories of Over-the-Rhine’s earliest residents between the Miami-Erie Canal (now Central Parkway) and Liberty Street all the way up to recent stories of housing activism. This tour begins at Music Hall.

Women’s History Tour
This tour explores women’s lives and work in Over-the-Rhine, exploring topics important to women’s history—work for women, childbirth and motherhood, and social activism. This tour begins at Washington Park at the corner of 14th and Race.

Labor History Tour
Think going to work is a drag today? Come take a deep dive into working conditions and labor organizing efforts in Over-the-Rhine around the turn of the 20th century. Participants will learn about workplaces including breweries, tailor shops, and cigar factories and nationally innovative and influential labor organizing. We explore labor conditions, including labor organizing and strikes, and how race, class and gender shaped opportunities for work. This tour begins at the SW corner of 12th and Elm Street.

African American History Tour
Beginning in the early 19th century, this tour highlights the active role of African Americans in shaping Over-the-Rhine. The tour includes African American leadership, education, discrimination, and working conditions and pays special attention to recent social activism. This tour begins near Ziegler Park.

Admission Info

Individual tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at Groups of 10 or more can schedule a private tour on the weekend or during the week at the rate of $10 per ticket. Please contact the museum at hello@otrmuseum to make arrangements.

Phone: 513-813-7309


Dates & Times

2022/05/01 - 2022/10/31

Additional time info:

New dates and times will be added to the schedule as the season progresses!

Location Info

Various Locations