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Cellarman's Tour provided by Brewing Heritage Trail

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Cellarman's Tour

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This tour walks through the historic Brewery District in Over-the-Rhine and shares the stories of the men who built and worked in 19th century breweries, exploring dangerous working conditions, grueling hours, and the growing divide between the workers who made the beer and the “Beer Barons” who built fortunes by producing America’s best brews. Tours include a trip deep into the subterranean lagering cellars of the pre-Prohibition Schmidt Brothers / Crown Brewery.
Important Information
Departure Point
1621 Moore St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Discount on beer at the Moerlein Taproom after the tour
  • Discount on merchandise in the Brewing Heritage Trail shop.
  • Visit to underground lagering cellar & tunnel.
  • Entry/Admission - Over-the-Rhine
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Excursion95825 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Bill and Mike were our tour guides and they were both terrific. They gave us great historical info and made it interesting for everyone . I. Additionally, they played off of each other like a comedy team :) The tour was lively and the 1+1/2 hour flew by . Thank you !! We would
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Date of experience: February 2020
Nancy W wrote a review Oct 2019
75 contributions22 helpful votes
If you think you know everything about your city, this tour will add a lot to your knowledge. Bill the tour guide brought in his personal and family experience with the brewing scene of the past. He was informative and funny. He was also very kind and considerate to the older
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Steven H, Manager at Cellarman's Tour
Responded 7 Oct 2019
Nancy, Thanks for the review. We love sharing our brewing heritage, even when it's deep underground! We'll pass your response to Bill as well.
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mlkavon wrote a review Sep 2019
4 contributions
You begin at the Morelein Lager House Restaurant and Bar. You meet inside it's beautiful museum of Beer history. A walking tour, our guide showed us several buildings of what had been breweries and bars at one time. She helped us to visualize how popular Vine Street was before
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Steven H, Manager at Cellarman's Tour
Responded 5 Sep 2019
Thanks for joining us, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Meghan B wrote a review Jul 2019
10 contributions13 helpful votes
We took this tour on what was probably the hottest day of the summer, and it did not disappoint. Our tour guide Mike was amazing - he was very knowledgeable about the history of Cincinnati and specifically of brewing in the neighborhood. He could answer every question asked of
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Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from Steven H, Manager at Cellarman's Tour
Responded 23 Jul 2019
Thanks for the review, hot days are a great way to experience the underground cellars to their fullest!
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Brewing Heritage Trail
Cellarmens Tour
This tour was terrible unless you want to walk around over the Rhine and look at old building architecture which so
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Fantastic walk through history!!
Big thanks to our guide Steve who took us through the history of the German section of Cincinnati from the mid-1800
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Not as Expected-Highly Disappointed
We took the Cellarman's Tour which was lead by two guides, one knowledgeable, the other tried. The tour was not as
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Interesting Tour and you learn about Cincinnati's history at the same time !
This tour was not exactly what we expected, but non the less a real interesting tour. you go 8-9 meters deep into t
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Kimberly H
Interesting information but boring presentation
My husband & I went on the Prohibition Resistance: Industrious tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and we learn
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History and architecture in one tour! The Lager Tour
Put on your walking shoes and prepare to be impressed with this area of Cincinnati. As has been said before, this
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Prohibition Resistance: The Industrious Tour
I booked the Prohibition Resistance: The Industrious Tour through Cincinnati Brewery Tours for a group of 9 friends
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Very interesting
Lots of walking, climbing stairs, standing and it can be hot and cold in the cellars. Now, with all that being said
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Sharon S
More tell than show. Tour has some worthy highlights.
This tour took us over 2 hours. The guides take you past some old breweries in Over the Rhine, stopping often to ta
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Lisa G
History of Cincinnati as told through brewing
This walking tour of the OTR Brewery District is very interesting and informative. You learn about brewing and Cinc
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Key Details
  • Over-the-Rhine
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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