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Women's History Walking Tour

  • Washington Park 1230 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (map)

Do you know the stories of the women of Over-the-Rhine? This tour explores women’s lives and work in Over-the-Rhine, from German-speaking immigrants in the mid-1800s up to African American women who moved to Over-the-Rhine in the 1960s. It explores topics important to women's history—work for women, childbirth and motherhood, and social activism. This tour begins by Washington Park.

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Tickets are free but registration is required and tour capacity is limited to 20. Due to the high demand for tickets and the limited spaces available, only four spots can be reserved per email address.

These walking tours are strenuous; you will be on your feet for the full two hours the tour lasts. The route includes uneven, broken sidewalks and brick alleys. Although there are no stairs, the tours are not handicap accessible; wheelchairs, strollers, shoes with wheels and pets are not allowed. Wear sturdy walking shoes; no high heels or flip flops.

Children under eight will likely find this tour boring. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent.

No dogs or other animals allowed.

There are toilets near the beginning and end of the tour, but there are no rest stops along the tour. Tour members should bring water and wear clothing appropriate for the weather, as well as hats and sunglasses. The tours will take place rain or shine except in dangerous weather such as an active thunderstorm.

Tour members will be required to sign a waiver prior to the tour and in consideration of the free tour, tour members will be asked to complete an evaluation form at the end of the tour.

Public parking is available at the garage below Washington Park with entrances on both Race and Elm streets. Please allow ample time to park so you can get to the starting point on time. If you can, walk, bike, take the bus, or park somewhere else and take the Streetcar to Music Hall at the 14th & Elm Street stop and you will be right at the starting point of the tour!