The newest of American Legacy Tours, the Queen City Underground tour provides a snapshot of 1900 OTR and the years before and after when 136 breweries sat on Vine St stretching from the river to McMicken Ave. If you know anything about Cincinnati you know that Cincinnatians have always liked their beer, now find out the rest of the story.
If you haven't been on one of American Legacy's tours yet, what are you waiting for? These walks are researched so thoroughly they have become a tourist destination in themselves with a quarter of their customers driving two hours or more to participate.
Ok, lets cut to the chase, what are some of the things you'll learn about?
Why were there so many Germans there? And why did they disappear?
Where did the Symphony get its start? It may not have been high brow back then.
Where did Boss Cox chart Cincinnati politics?
The tours will run on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 11:30am but ours started on an evening that felt an awful lot like Halloween.
The buildings are only haunted for your haunted tours right? I asked nervously.
All I got in return was a smile.
Did you know there are two Shillito elves in the City Haus window? Doesn't cost anything to walk by and look. Bring the kids.
Why are there huge wiring boxes on the third floor of this building for what passed as high tech communications in the 1950s?
The highlight of the tour for me were these amazing tunnels, they stretched forever. I was going to warn you to wear heavy shoes on this tour until I noticed this girl in sandals.
You know, you should probably wear heavy shoes anyhow.
The last stop was St. Francis Seraph, the 1st Catholic church in Cincinnati with a crypt located under the alter.
You can go HERE for more information and to purchase tickets. If you love Cincinnati and Cincinnati history any of these tours are a must. The Queen City Underground is worth it to me just to see the tunnels where beer was stored and moved around in secret.
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