Cincinnati Heritage Programs
Cincinnati Museum Center Heritage Programs is proud to offer historical, cultural and architectural tours around Greater Cincinnati
For more than 30 years, the docents have enjoyed sharing their passion for history through their walking and motorcoach tours and hundreds of audiovisual presentations. As an outreach association of the Cincinnati History Museum, the all-volunteer Cincinnati Heritage Programs has unlocked doors to privately owned places generally not open to the public. All topics are thoroughly researched for accuracy. The Ambassadors of Cincinnati History strive to inspire people to learn and appreciate the region’s history. We offer different types of tours to better suit your individual needs. Check out our options below.
Saturdays: noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Sundays: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Celebrate Union Terminal’s restoration and learn about the building’s significant history with a 50-minute free Rotunda tour led by our Cincinnati Heritage Program docents. You’ll discover more about the construction, architecture and artwork of one of the world’s finest examples of art deco style. Hear details about the world-famous mosaic tile murals, see newly restored artwork in historic dining rooms and visit today’s Amtrak waiting room and the Rookwood Tea Room.
These tours include walks up and down stairs. They meet in the Rotunda at the starting times and no registration is required. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.
Cincinnati Heritage Program Tours
Each year, we put together a schedule of unique tours that will take visitors all over the tri-state area and to some areas not usually available for public viewing.
Discover the city's vibrant revitalization and rich culture through our new walking tours. These 2-hour walking tours through our beautiful city, offered April through October, will cover a variety of interests and captivate individuals, families and groups.
Heritage Programs has a variety of historical, architectural and cultural topics that docents can bring to your organization.
Brown Bag Lectures
Grab your lunch and join us at the Forest Park Senior Center for our popular Brown Bag Lecture Series. With an emphasis on Cincinnati history, these informative and exciting (free!) lectures will inspire you to be more curious about the community around you.
If you're not convinced that one of these options is perfect for you, please contact us to set up a tour or a lecture just for you! Work with one of our experienced guides to plan the perfect tour. Maybe you want to stay on the bus or visit a museum or historic site. Or maybe you’d like to add a meal and an extra stop to the tour. We’re happy to accommodate you—just let us know your expectations, thoughts and limitations. We’ll plan an informative, affordable and enjoyable day for a large or small group. For more information, call (513) 287-7031.
Lunch is included on bus tours unless otherwise stated.
No pets are permitted on tours.
We ask that patrons do not smoke during tours.
To make a reservation or for more information, call (513) 287-7031
Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday)