Betts Longworth Historic District Walking Tour
The Betts House is proud to announce our 2018 Betts Longworth Historic District (BLHD) Walking Tours, offered each month from March through October on every fourth Saturday at 1 p.m.. This guided walking tour of the BLHD will explore the architecture and history of this unique neighborhood.  The tour will occur regularly during walking tour season (March through October) taking place the fourth Saturday of each month at 1 pm.  It is two hours long and $10 per person, which includes admission to the house. Tours go rain or shine and reservations are not needed, but there is a 15 person limit.

Tucked away in the southeast corner of the West End, the BLHD features streetscapes unlike any other in the city. Narrow Italianate homes are mixed with nineteenth century farmhouses and early twentieth century gems. The Betts Longworth Historic District, once farmland far removed from town, became the home of notable manufacturing and retailing families. The stories of their homes and business will be explored in this 90 minute tour lead by Betts House volunteers.

The tour was developed for The Betts House by Architreks/Cincinnati-Walks, Cincinnati's premier architectural walking tour. 

Upcoming Walking Tours
April 28, 2018
May 26, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 28, 2018
August 25, 2018
September 22, 2018
October 27, 2018

BLHD Walking Tour Tickets

Bond at the Betts

Each summer, Bond at the Betts, offers youth, ages 8 to 16, from urban recreation center summer programs, a hands-on introduction to the building trades. Past activities have included mixing mortar and laying brick, an introduction to archaeology, housepainting, roofing, blacksmithing, and an introduction to architecture. Our youth are instructed and guided in these activities by qualified professionals with long and distinguished careers in these fields.

The 2016 Bond at the Betts program has been generously funded by The Spirit of Construction Foundation and The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Summertime Kids program. Many thanks to our funders and to our instructors: Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati, Baker Concrete, Callidas Construction, CAP, Cincinnati State, Hummel Restoration, Scott McHenry, Messer Construction, Andrew Perryman, Tecta Amercia Zero Company, and Tiburon Energy.

Bond at the Betts received an Award of Merit from the American Architectural Foundation's Grants Program in 2008.

Please note: Bond at the Betts is a group program and is unable to accept individual children at this time. There are other summer building trades programs that focus on individual children offere3d elsewhere in the community.

We do however welcome inquiries from recreation and youth groups who might want to participate in Bond at the Betts in June of 2017  Please contact us by email at or by phone at 513.651.0734.

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