American Legacy Tours

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1332 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, US

Phone: (859) 951-8560


American Legacy Tours offers over 17 guided tours and events, including seasonal Haunted Tours and Christmas Saengerfest (a Christmas themed music festival in OTR) and is a must do tour for anyone in the Cincinnati and Newport area.

Our walking tours (and one bus tour) run the gamut from Underground Tours and Historic Tours to Haunted Tours and Food and Drink Tours. American Legacy Tours has been voted "Best Historical Tour" by Cincinnati Magazine. We have been featured in National Geographic, Forbes Travel, the BBC America, the Politico, the New York Daily News, Midwest Living, and Fodor's Travel. Most recently we have been listed as a must see by lonely planet. Welcome to our amazing area and we hope you give us a chance to show you around.


Inside Cincy Arts

Built to be the “Paris of America,” Cincy boasts an arts scene that continues to rival others, placing us in the top twenty most arts-vibrant cities in the nation. Join us and ArtsWave, the nation’s largest community arts fund and primary source of arts funding, on a visit to a dozen venues. Go on-stage, behind the curtain and visit inside Cincy’s arts. This tour is presented in partnership with ArtsWave. A portion of the ticket price and 100% of all donations go to support 150+ arts organizations, projects and artists through ArtsWave.

*Tour includes stops at: Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Music Hall, Memorial Hall, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, School for Creative & Performing Arts, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and ArtsWave. Artwork created by local artist Cedric Michael Cox.

Tours will vary in their composition of stops, depending on artistic production schedules, and may include stops on sets, stages, stage manager’s perches, within art galleries, educational facilities and other places not typically seen by audiences.

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Nightmare on Elm Street Tour

Explore the rich and spooky history of the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood. Starting and ending at Northern Row Brewery you will learn about the folks that walked these streets (and may still walk them!) before heading 30 feet underground to 1800s lagering tunnels where much spirit activity has been experienced. The tour ends with a beer tasting at the brewery... you might need it!

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Newport is Haunted

Enjoy a spooky good time exploring the streets of Newport Kentucky. Our guides with enthrall you with tales or murder, suicide and even decapitation. You will learn the horrifying of Bobby Mackey's wicked haunting and discover the details of some of Newport's most infamous unsolved crimes.

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The Covington Haunted & Historic Tour

Do you believe in Ghosts? Join the tour and hear about the ghosts that haunt Covington. Our guides will explain the drama that unfolded in this town, and eventually turned neighbors against each other. In the 1860's, wealthy slave holding families who help finance the rebellion lived doors down from ardent abolitionists and financiers of the Union. On this tour, the group will hear stories about the controversies, feuds, and the spirits that still haunt the grounds.

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Cincinnati Wine + Dessert Tour

Join American Legacy Tours for our wine and desserts walking tour as we stroll through beautiful Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine sampling sweet treats & tasting delectable wines. This two hour tour will feature desserts from three amazing businesses along with 4 tastings of wine. If you have a food allergy or dietary restriction please email us at least 72 hours in advance of your tour and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Ultimate Queen City is Haunted

Join us for this very special Queen City is Haunted Tour which consistently ranks as one of the best haunted tours in Cincinnati. We will travel the streets of Over the Rhine telling the terrifying true stories of the neighborhood. We end the tour visiting the historic Emery Theater. This tour is only available in October. Tour time approximately 2 hours.

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Newport Gangster Tour

Explore the streets where the mob made their millions, gamblers lost their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations. Join our gangster guides for a raucous, high energy presentation inside an old casino to explain the historical significance of Newport, and discover how this little town gave birth to the modern day gaming industry. Our Newport Gangster Tours is one of the most popular Cincinnati tours and a must-do for any history buff.

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Ultimate Queen City Underground Tour

Dig deeper into Cincinnati's storied past as you stroll through Over-the-Rhine, home to America's largest collection of 19th century historic buildings. Hear the stories from what were home to over 130 saloons, bars, and beer gardens. Then, descend below the city streets of Cincinnati to a hidden crypt where some of Cincinnati's first residents were buried. Next, return underground to explore tunnels vital to Cincinnati's brewery heritage.

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Hidden Caverns Tour

Join American Legacy Tours as we take you back Underground on our newest tour. The Hidden Caverns tour will go underground to explore the Linck brewery tunnels. Next we will visit the site where Johnny Cash filmed a movie. After that we will visit the site of one of Cincinnati's most important inclines. We will visit the inside of the last remaining structures from the original Christian Moerlein Brewery complex that has been closed to the public for decades. Exclusively for the Hidden Caverns Tour we will have a beer tasting for tour guests 21 and over at the Northern Row Taproom 111 W McMicken Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

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1919 The Year That Changed Baseball

American Legacy Tours, in conjunction with the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum are proud to present the new 1919: The year that changed baseball walking tour of downtown Cincinnati, celebrating Cincinnati's central role in shaping the game of baseball. This Cincinnati walking tour is a favorite for baseball fans of all ages.

This tour focuses on the events and activities surrounding the controversial 1919 World Series that matched up the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago White Sox. The events of the series are often associated with the Black Sox Scandal.

Cincinnati is birthplace to not only the first professional baseball team but also the location of the National League and American League merger, the creation of the World Series, and home to a championship that changed baseball forever.

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