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Queen City History & Education, Ltd. – providing professional consultation as well as the city’s best historic walking tours.

Queen City History & Education Ltd. is a professional consulting firm dedicated to bringing history alive through an array of diverse services that range from whimsical to transforming government policy. We design and conduct Walking Tours, curate historic exhibits, provide historic consultation for local and national historic designations of properties, and perform individual building histories for the owners of historic homes. You can learn more about us and what we do on the About Us page on this website, or Contact Us directly.

Our work is professional, and some of it is quite serious, but QCH understands the economic power of compelling storytelling. We touch the most people through experiences designed to bring our rich local history alive in fun and entertaining ways. Most notably, our regular Walking Tours depart from Arnold's Bar & Grill and Washington Platform every week between May and October. These tours are designed to give visitors an entertaining overview of Cincinnati’s history – both its moments of glory and embarrassment – and to transform the perception of the city for life-long residents.

Why Choose Queen City History Tours?

There are several walking tours now available in Cincinnati but ours provide a unique experience for several reasons. First are the guides. Tours can be one of the most informative and fun ways to explore a city - whether you are visiting or have lived there all your life - but how enjoyable a tour experience is depends primarily on the work that has gone into creating the tour and the guides that are entrusted with your time. Our tours are designed by Michael Morgan, the author of " Over-the-Rhine: When Beer Was King ", and the man who started the first large-scale heritage tours in Cincinnati roughly a decade ago. Tour information comes from primary source materials and inside knowledge that you will not hear anywhere else. As importantly, all of our limited number of guides are carefully selected for both their personal knowledge of history and their abilities to deliver it in an entertaining way. Our tours are informative, fun, and guaranteed to be cheese-free. We also limit the number of participants on our tours to ensure a quality experience. We are not the biggest tour provider in Cincinnati, but we are the best.

Also, a percentage of proceeds of all tours goes to the Brewery District CURC, a non-profit that supports the redevelopment of the northern portion of Over-the-Rhine and the preservation and restoration of Cincinnati's physical and cultural brewing heritage.

 

     
Historic Photos from the Collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
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