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Northside House Tour


Northside House Tour

Sunday Sept. 30, noon - 5 pm, rain or shine

Classic Italianates. Fully restored American Foursquares. LEED-certified new builds. These kinds of beautiful private homes, and more, will be featured in the 17th edition of the Northside House Tour. Created to show off homes in the part of town that Cincinnati magazine dubbed "the It Girl of Cincinnati neighborhoods," the self-guided tour features the exterior and interior of 9 homes and one church, whose build dates range from 1865 to 2017. Three of the homes are fully visitable (meaning accessible) to people with mobility challenges. Since its start in 1990, the Northside House Tour has delighted and surprised guests with a panoply of handsome architecture, unique design and personal flair.

The Northside House Tour, a non-profit event sponsored by the Northside Community Council
All ticket-holders must go to McKie Recreation Center between 11:30 am - 3:30 pm on the day of the tour to pick up the Northside House Tour Passport, which has the addresses of the self-guided tour. Please bring valid ID and a copy of the purchase receipt. The Passport is your physical ticket. It must be presented at each stop along the tour to be stamped. Tickets not picked up by 3:30 pm are forfeited.

The Tour begins at noon but, because it is self-guided, guests are welcome to start at whatever time they would like. Guests may start the tour and proceed from location to location as they wish; there is no set route. The Tour ends at 5 pm.
All guests are welcome to attend the Northside House Tour after-party at Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock Street, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

Sunday Sept. 30, 2018 noon - 5 pm

Tour Begins

McKie Recreation Center

1655 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223


Because this is a self-guided tour, the intensity of it will depend on your choice of transportation, personal pace, and mobility. Three of the houses on the tour are “visitable,” meaning they are accessible for people with mobility challenges. These locations will be indicated on the Tour Passport. The rest of them have entries and interiors with stairs.
There is no transportation provided for this self-guided tour. Many guests walk or ride bikes. Others use a car.


There is no transportation provided for this self-guided tour. Many guests walk or ride bikes. Others use a car.

Note: This is a rain-or-shine event. No refunds or exchanges. Refer to the map in the “Passport” for the addresses of the locations on the tour and for restroom facilities.

Restrooms are not available in the houses but are available at the Northside House Tour hospitality centers:
  • CAIN (4230 Hamilton Avenue)
  • Happen (4201 Hamilton Ave)
  • McKie Recreation Center (1655 Chase Ave)
  • Northside Christian Church (4114 Fergus St.)

At the houses: Please look but don’t touch, and keep children at your side at all times. Please don’t bring strollers, child carriers, backpacks or large handbags. Please, do not eat, drink, smoke, or take audio recordings, video recordings, or photographs inside the buildings.

Private Tours

Since 2009, American Legacy Tours has been providing amazing tours to both public and private groups in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area. We would be happy to host your next event, be that a birthday party, bachelor or bachelorette party, corporate team building gathering, event or convention.

Need food and transportation? No problem, we host hundreds of private events each year and our staff are experts at managing all the details for you. No group is too small or too large for us. We specialize in customizing your experience to fit the needs of your group.