Are you looking for an excellent ghost tour of historical Cincinnati? US Ghost Adventures is the top provider of ghost tours in America - we even own the Lizzie Borden House! Knowledgeable and experienced local guides host the tours we offer. You'll hear firsthand accounts from others who have experienced the unexplained - it could be a creepy encounter from a guest or the tour guide's own! If you're looking for the thrills of an amusement park, then these tours aren't for you. No one is going to dress in a costume and jump out to scare you. Instead, we offer an informative, authentic experience to make sense of the unexplainable. It doesn't matter if you're just visiting Ohio or looking into the haunted past of your hometown. Our adventures are haunting experiences that you'll never forget!
The Shawnee Native Americans first inhabited Cincinnati. They were hunter-gatherers, with the men hunting and protecting the tribes and the women gathering food and tending to the crops. Once European settlers and migrated Native Americans encroached on their land, the Shawnee way of life changed. They were now competing with the Europeans and other migrated Native Americans for the land and fur trade. It became a kill or be killed way of life. The continuous fight for land eventually ran out for the Shawnee as other Native American tribes and Europeans took over their territory. By 1794 most of the original inhabitants were forced out of the region that is now Cincinnati.
In 1802 Cincinnati became chartered a town with James Smith serving as the first town Marshall.
With the invention of steamboats, Cincinnati was the primary transporter of crops and livestock via the Ohio River. Cincinnati became a meatpacking center where livestock was slaughtered, butchered, sold, and shipped. The town became known as "Porkopolis" as the pork processing center of the country.
In Civil War times, Cincinnati became an essential stop for the underground railroad. It was used primarily by enslaved African Americans to escape to free states and Canada, assisted by abolitionists.
During World War I, Cincinnati citizens, including children, found ways to support the war effort. This made people apprehensive about getting involved in war efforts for World War II until the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Cincinnati suffered its share of disasters over the years. Flooding was a common occurrence in Cincinnati. The worst was in 1937 when the Ohio River rose 55 feet over its normal levels. Violent tornados were also a threat to Cincinnati. In 1974 a series of F5 tornados ripped through the valley. Three people were killed, and over a hundred were injured. An F4 tornado in 1999 left four people dead.
Cincinnati has a rich history with many stories behind it. The mixed cultural influences brought both trials and tribulation, but it helped mold Cincinnati into what it is today.
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Since 2013, US Ghost Adventures has offered entertaining, historic, and authentic ghost tours of America's most haunted cities. We deliver fun yet honest accounts of hauntings across the nation. Our ghost stories are based on historical research, but that doesn't mean they won't send a chill down your spine.
Our founder, Lance Zaal, is an authority on haunted sites in the US is frequently
consulted by the media as an expert on unexplained phenomena.
US Ghost Adventures also offers virtual tours, a self-guided mobile app, and an Alexa
From the first American Natives to the modern-day, Cincinnati has contributed to the rich history behind our country. Without this history, our great country wouldn't be what it is today! When you take one of our historical ghost tours, you'll learn a different perspective of the historical locations in the city and the lives lived and lost.
Check out our website at www.ghostadventures.com and read about more haunted cities across the country. Book a ghost tour in person or a virtual ghost tour from the comfort of your own home today!
Steps in front of Memorial Hall
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