Trip details have now been finalized and are noted below. Read carefully. You will need to pay as you RSVP with your own credit card or Paypal. Read the Refund Policy before you pay.
Get out your flash or high ISO camera for a guided underground tour of old Cincinnati. Join us to learn about Cincinnati’s hidden history on one of the Top Five Underground Tours in the US*. Enjoy a stroll through Over-the-Rhine, home to America’s largest set of historical landmarks. Visit buildings in the Gateway District that were home to over 130 saloons, bars and beer gardens, and theaters that hosted the iconic entertainers Charlie Chaplin and Wild Bill Hickok. Then, descend below the city streets to a hidden crypt where some of Cincinnati’s first residents were buried. Next return underground to explore newly discovered tunnels vital to Cincinnati’s brewery heritage. Finally end the tour with a visit to recently opened Christian Moerlein bottling plant and tap room through another tunnel.
*National Geographic’s Top Five Underground Tours in the U.S. 2012
Cost: $25 (use OVCC's paypal account and pay in advance using your credit card. There is a processing fee so we are rounding up to $25 per person, any excess will go toward getting a club projector (one day!). We have now submitted a check for the entire amount to American Legacy, at their request. No refund unless OVCC cancels the event (we'd probably reschedule if that happens).
Parking: there are two great places to park. The first is Mercer Commons garage. Located on the east side of Vine between 13th and 14th streets. The other good place is Washington Park garage.
The tours will begin at the Cincy Haus 1218 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45202. Our group of 47 will split into two smaller groups and head off in opposite directions - so we don't all get in each other's way. I will email any potential changes a few days prior to the event, so keep an eye out for that. If nothing else you will get a reminder.
TRIPODS are allowed, we are asked to be careful moving them in the tunnels.
Weather - you will be outside and inside so plan for the weather conditions.
After Tour Dinner: we finish up about 4 pm, if you want to do dinner afterwards I am going to look for a restaurant in the revitalized Over the Rhine entertainment district. Send me an email if interested so I can get a quick head count.
You can read more about American Legacy Tours here:
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