Step back in time and experience the history of our city!

Step back in time and experience the history of our city, from our earliest settlers to those actively shaping the Queen City today. Along the way, meet costumed interpreters to better understand and connect with history. Explore a recreation of the bustling Public Landing from the late 1850s and climb aboard the Queen of the West, a replica side-wheel steamboat. Take an aerial view of Cincinnati from the early 1900s through 1940s in Cincinnati in Motion, a 1/64-scale replica of the city complete with the nation’s largest S-scale train model.

Experience the past in a whole new way, with new adventure at every turn, in the Cincinnati History Museum.

Explore the Cincinnati History Museum

Public Landing

Public Landing recreates a city built on innovation and determination with historic shopfronts, dynamic soundscapes and a peek inside the interior of the Queen of the West.

Cincinnati in Motion

Cincinnati in Motion features the nation’s largest full-motion urban layout of downtown Cincinnati of the 1940s. See landmarks like the Roebling Bridge, City Hall, Carew Tower and more!

Shaping Our City

Explore how rivers, rails and roads have shaped and defined our region over the centuries.

You Are Here

Our city is home to distinctive chili, a great beer scene and the Porkopolis nickname. You Are Here explores what it means to live, work and play in the Queen City.

Made in Cincinnati

Don’t just learn history, make history in this interactive gallery that celebrates our region’s innovative and industrious spirit.

Indigenous Peoples Gallery
(opening in 2026)

Meet the region’s earliest human inhabitants, what drew them to the region and discover what they left behind.

Greater Cincinnati Business Hall of Fame

There is no higher award for business achievement in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky Region than to be named a Hall of Fame laureate. Since 1991, we have worked with Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, Inc. to recognize those dedicated to inspiring tomorrow’s business leaders and entrepreneurs.