Weekend Walkabouts are walking tours offered once each month, May through October. There is a $5/person donation to the Heritage Foundation. Registration is required as space is limited. Registration will open for this tour on April 2nd at noon.
TOUR TOPIC: SPRING AVENUE: AFFLUENT FAMILIES of THE GUILDED AGE
In its early days, the roads in Spring Grove Cemetery were given names one of which was called Spring Avenue. Its residents were some of the most prosperous men and families of the Gilded Age. This is a true walking tour. As we stroll up one side of the street and down the other, you will meet millionaires and some of the areas’ most prominent citizens. Such well-known Cincinnatians as John Shillito and Henry Probasco are neighbors with lesser known but no less affluent families who made their fortunes in limestone, paper bags, retail, railroads, to name just a few of their business ventures. Join us for this informative walk on Spring Avenue that will leave you impressed with the prestige of its residents who made their fortunes and their homes in 19th century Cincinnati and who chose Spring Grove Cemetery as the illustrious spot for their final resting place.