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Prime Crime in Cincinnati Walking Tour

Cincinnati, US

Prime Crime in Cincinnati Walking Tour

Cincinnati, US
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Citizens and tourists alike, get ready for a thrilling adventure with Prime Crime in Cincinnati Walking Tour! Step back in time and uncover the dark secrets and scandals that shaped the Queen City. From corruption and cover-ups to unsolved murders and a crime spree that reached far beyond our borders, this tour dives deep into the city's intriguing history. Join us as we gather at Cincinnati's City Hall, where we'll shed light on the hidden past of this mesmerizing metropolis. Over the course of 120 minutes, our knowledgeable guide will share captivating stories, from the first use of the electric chair in Ohio to a family mystery that forever altered a U.S. president's path. Explore the Central Business District, soak in the rich heritage, and discover the shocking contributions Cincinnati has made to history. Don't miss out on this unforgettable journey into the secrets of the Queen City!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover Cincinnati's hidden corrupt past
  • Uncover the mystery behind Sophia Baird's murder
  • Learn about the first use of the electric chair in Ohio
  • Explore crime-spree that spread worldwide but stopped in Cincinnati
  • Experience the captivating history of Queen City
  • Access to historic maps and images.
  • Parking fees
  • Gratuities

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More about this experience


Welcome to Prime Crime in Cincinnati Walking Tour! This captivating tour takes you through the pivotal moments of Queen City's history, shedding light on hidden secrets that have long been forgotten. Prepare to discover how simple construction work exposed the corrupt underbelly of our city, unravel the mysteries surrounding unsolved murders, and delve into the actions that led to groundbreaking changes in the nation. As you explore Cincinnati's Central Business District, our knowledgeable guide will bring the past to life, revealing shocking contributions to history that have remained untold.

What to expect?

During this immersive tour, you can anticipate a 120-minute journey filled with intriguing stories and fascinating revelations. Your adventure begins at Cincinnati's City Hall, where you will discuss the city's efforts to conceal its corrupt past. As you walk through the business district, you'll delve into the unsolved murder of Sophia Baird and explore the events that led to Ohio's first use of the electric chair. Finally, you'll conclude the tour by visiting Cincinnati's beloved religious institutions, where you will learn about a crime-spree that had global repercussions but ultimately met its end here.

Who is this for?

Prime Crime in Cincinnati Walking Tour appeals to history enthusiasts, true crime fanatics, and curious travelers alike. Whether you're a local looking to uncover hidden gems or a visitor seeking an unconventional perspective on Cincinnati, this tour will captivate your imagination. Join us and embrace the intrigue, as we ensure an inclusive experience suitable for all who are curious about the secrets our city holds.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the darker side of Cincinnati's history with Prime Crime. This is not your typical guided tour; it's an opportunity to rediscover forgotten stories and gain exclusive insight into the city's underground past. Our knowledgeable guide, equipped with a lantern, will take you on a journey through time. As you traverse the streets, you will be captivated by tales of corruption, murder, and family mysteries that shaped the city. This immersive experience will leave you with a newfound appreciation for Cincinnati's rich history and its lasting impact on the nation.

Good to know

It's essential to arrive at the meeting point, to the right of the front doors of City Hall, to join the tour. The duration of this adventure is approximately 120 minutes, and it's recommended to wear comfortable shoes for walking. As you follow our guide through the Central Business District, remember to embrace the ambiance and let your curiosity guide you. Prepare to be amazed by the stories that have been buried in time, waiting to be unearthed.


Feedback from previous participants has been overwhelmingly positive, with many praising the knowledgeable guide and the unique perspective offered by this tour. Travelers have expressed their fascination with the hidden history of Cincinnati that Prime Crime brings to life. Guests have particularly enjoyed the tour's engaging storytelling, which helps to transport them back in time and unravel the secrets surrounding the city's past crimes. Overall, participants have found the experience both educational and entertaining, making it a highly recommended adventure for anyone interested in exploring the darker side of Cincinnati's history.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary


We begin our tour at Cincinnati's City Hall as we discuss the changes the Queen City made to hide its corrupt past.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Learn about the unsolved murder of Sophia Baird


As we walk through the business district we will discuss the actions that led to the first use of the electric chair in Ohio.


We finish our tour at some of Cincinnati's most cherished religious institutions to discuss a crime-spree that spread worldwide but came to a screeching halt right here.

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