Our Story

In 2009, five friends introduced the Newport Gangster Tour as a fundraiser event for a local school to raise money for a student service trip. The Gangster Tour fundraiser was unexpectedly and overwhelmingly successful, which inspired us to create American Legacy Tours later that same year. The reason for the company is to share our passion about the rich history of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky with local residents and visitors.


In 2010, our third tour was introduced, the Queen City Underground Tour, in the heart of Over the Rhine. The Queen City Underground Tour quickly became our most popular tour, which explores the history of OTR and Cincinnati's rich brewing heritage.


Today, American Legacy Tours offers over 17 guided tours and events, including seasonal Haunted Tours and Christmas Saengerfest (a Christmas themed music festival in OTR). 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.

Now Hiring

Now hiring tour guides! Do you have a need to stand in front of strangers entertaining them with stories from our past? We're looking for enthusiastic and entertaining people who can project their voice in front of a large crowd. Must be available on weekends and weekdays if possible. We pay $10/hour plus tips. If interested please email [email protected] with resume and use subject "Tour Guide Position"

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