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Tenement Life South of Liberty: Under 40 Tour

  • Music Hall 1241 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Have you ever wondered what changed when Cincinnatians stepped over the canal and into Over-the-Rhine? Our South of Liberty Young Professionals Tour weaves participants through the stories of Over-the-Rhine’s earliest residents between the Miami-Ohio Canal (now Central Parkway) and Liberty Street. Starting in the early 1800s with stories of German immigrants, we’ll explore how different people lived in this neighborhood over its long history. There will also be discussion about the homes and lives of more recent residents of Over-the-Rhine—Appalachian and African American families. This tour begins at Music Hall (1241 Elm Street) and concludes with a happy hour at the Symphony Hotel from 7-8:00pm. This tour is funded by Artswave and is for participants under 40 years old.  

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Tickets are free but registration is required and tour capacity is limited to 25. Please reserve one ticket per person. Contact us at with any registration issues or concerns.

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.

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 your car 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!