Tours are an ideal way for anyone to learn more about a city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with Cincinnati's history the easy way with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets to the Cincinnati Civil War Tour (a $30 value). Tours are offered every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. through June.
The Cincinnati Civil War Tour offers an illuminating jaunt through the Queen City while focusing on the people and places that influenced America’s bloodiest conflict. Attendees are sneakerborne to stops including historic locations such as Old St. Mary’s Church, Memorial Hall, and the Emery Theatre, among others, educating guests on how Cincinnati influenced the outcome of the war. Learn about Sister Mary Anthony O’Connell, the “Angel of the Battlefield,” as well as the Black Brigade and the first all-German regiment of the war, the Dutch Devils, who subdued opponents with their irresistible pancake breakfasts.
American Legacy Tours
Founded by a group of friends who created the acclaimed Newport Gangster Tour as a fundraiser in 2008, American Legacy Tours blossomed into a full-fledged tour company two years later. Participants choose from seven distinct tours that traverse cities as guides share fascinating and sometimes seedy history. The Queen City Underground Tour ventures beneath the city’s streets into a hidden burial vault and long-forgotten tunnels, and the Newport Gangster Tour delves into a scandalous past by visiting the sites of former brothels and speakeasies. Elsewhere, on the Haunted Covington Tour, guests feed their thirst for fright and their hunger for candy handouts from amiable apparitions.