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Sunday Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory are Discontinued (For Now)

Mitchell Library

We hope to provide these history tours again soon.  Please check back here for updates.

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From its inception in 1842, the Cincinnati Observatory has served Cincinnati, and the nation, in a wide variety of ways.

During these tours you will learn:

  • Learn how Mt. Adams got its name
  • The role the Observatory played in Cincinnati's commerce,
  • The scientific discoveries
  • The beginnings of the National Weather Service.
  • History of the observatory's architecture and
  • The citizens of Cincinnati who made the observatory possible.