Queen City's 2013 Saloon Tour Series On Sale Now!
Why Choose Our Tours
The Saloon Tour Series offered by Queen City History and Education enter places that you will not see and tell stories that you will not hear on any other tour in town. We also work in partnership with nothing but the best Cincinnati saloons.
More importantly, our tours have been designed by and most tours are given by Michael Morgan, a founding father of heritage tourism in Cincinnati, voted “Best Local Author” by CityBeat readers in 2011 and named one of “Cincinnati’s Most Interesting People” by Cincy Magazine in 2013. If you are going to entrust your time to a tour guide, go with the one that other tours cite as a primary source of their information.
To ensure a quality tour experience, space on our tours is limited, so advanced registration is highly recommended.
Other details: All tours are rain or shine. Due to restrictions on tour space, all ticket sales are final. Tours are designed to last approximately 90 minutes. These are walking tours, and entering the Gerke brewery cellars involves approximately two flights of underground steps. While we are happy to make reasonable accommodations for all people, tours are not recommended for very young children or people for whom walking is difficult.
|Dates: Every Saturday from May 11th through Sept. 14th
Start Time: 11am
Start Location: Arnold's Bar & Grill - 210 East 8th St, Downtown Cincinnati
Price: $25 per person
Over-the-Rhine was once one of America’s most densely populated neighborhoods and one of America’s most German. This sometimes lead to conflicts with the rest of the city, most notably when residents barricaded the neighborhood and engaged in three days of urban warfare in 1855. Guests take a walking route that explores this history of violence and conflict and learn about the dark, deadly histories that lie beneath the beauty of Music Hall and Washington Park. The neighborhood’s German immigrants had a voracious thirst for lager beer. As a result, Over-the-Rhine was home to almost 300 neighborhood saloons. All of that changed – the neighborhood’s identity, social life, and economy – with the double-blow of WWI and Prohibition. Guests will witness the stories of nineteenth-century saloons and the anti-German hysteria of WWI that neighborhood buildings still tell. Guests take a vivid trip through OTR’s immigrant origins, ethnic conflicts, drunkenness, decline and rebirth. At the tours conclusion, guests return to Japp’s and get a chance to enjoy a pre-Prohibition era cocktail designed by renowned mixologist, Molly Wellmann. Tours start at Japp’s, 1134 Main St., every Wednesday at 5:30PM from May 15, 2013 through Sept. 11, 2013. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. Ticket price is $25 and tickets include one of Japp’s signature cocktails.
|Dates: Every Wednesday from May 15th through Sept. 11th
Start Time: 5:30pm
Start Location: Japp’s - 1134 Main St, Downtown Cincinnati
Price: $25 per person
Private Tours: Queen City History & Education Ltd. will give private or custom tours. To discuss possibilities and terms, use our Contact page to contact Michael Morgan.