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91 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113

Community: Cleveland


TAKE A HIKE® offers FREE in-person, guided walking tours of unique and historic neighborhoods in Cleveland!

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TAKE A HIKE® offers FREE, 90 minute, in-person walking tours of unique and historic neighborhoods in Cleveland!

Since 2008, more than 45,000 people have enjoyed tours in person and in 2020 thousands explored independently.

The interactive walking tours are led by knowledgeable guides that will share fascinating facts about historical assets and key figures that helped make Cleveland a special place. You'll learn about architecture, cultural development, historic preservation, and Cleveland's role in American history. New development projects are also highlighted. Along the way, you'll meet important figures from Cleveland’s past, portrayed by actors and actresses, who will share with you their stories.

The Civic Center District Tour meets at Tom Johnson statue in Public Square. Please arrive 15 minutes early as the tour starts promptly.

About the Tour: Conceived in 1903, Cleveland’s Mall Plan is the second most intact City Beautiful Movement Plan after L’Enfant’s Washington D.C. Proposed by Mayor Tom Johnson, Daniel Burnham’s Group Plan resulted in six iconic structures being built between 1912-1931. Today, one building is being used commercially as the Drury Hotel, and the Group Plan is being considered for National Historic Landmark status.

TAKE A HIKE® is a program of Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation with generous support from Ohio & Erie Canalway and Downtown Cleveland Alliance.

TAKE A HIKE® offers 14 unique in-person neighborhood guided tours from June through September. Learn more at

Please Donate - TAKE A HIKE® tours are free, however, donations to support the program are always appreciated.

Group Reservations - If you have a group larger than 10 people, please email Eileen at in advance to reserve your tickets.


About the Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation - HGNC is 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to promoting the continued re-development of our unique, historic district in downtown Cleveland into a vibrant commercial, entertainment, and residential neighborhood. For more information, visit
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