Free, Self-Guided Take a Hike Historic Walking Tours

Free, Self-Guided Take a Hike Historic Walking Tours

Photo courtesy of HGNC

Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation (HGNC) has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the health and safety of all participants, this year’s Take a Hike Historic Walking Tours will be offered online as free, self-guided, interactive experiences.

HGNC encourages you to embark on exciting journeys through Cleveland’s vibrant neighborhoods, cultural sites and legacy architecture. The tours can be enjoyed at your own leisure and pace, while fully complying with social distancing rules.

Go to and choose your tour. Using your mobile device’s GPS function, an interactive map will guide you through the tour with professional audio narrations at each stop. Each tour also includes companion videos that introduce you to notable figures from Cleveland’s past portrayed by professional actors and actresses.

2020 Tour Schedule:                                           

 August Tours (Available Aug. 1-31)

  • Canal Basin Tour (postponed to later this summer due to construction on the Detroit-Superior Bridge)
  • Grand Department Stores Tour
  • Warehouse District Tour



 September Tours (Available Sept. 1-30)

  • Gateway District Tour
  • Historic Hotels Tour
  • Tremont Tour

 October Tours (Available Oct. 1-31)

  • Historic Euclid Avenue Tour
  • North Coast Harbor
  • University Circle Tour

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