Our tour guides blend deep local knowledge, skill and a lot of heart to make your tour an enriching, entertaining and fun experience. Along your walk, you’ll meet up with historical Clevelanders, portrayed by actors and actresses, who share their story and their role and impact in shaping our city. All tours are 90 minutes except for Friday’s 45-minute lunchtime tour.
Beginning in the early 19th century, the development of the Ohio & Erie Canal insured Cleveland’s place as a location for trade and commerce. The turning basin of the canal was Cleveland’s first harbor. The river, not the lake, was the center of the economy. The redevelopment of the Towpath and Canal Basin celebrates this history and is a focal point for new investment.
Characters you may meet along the tour: Mrs. Alfred Kelley and Moses Cleaveland