All Tours: 8

Covering the years 1730 through the War of 1812, this tour explores the history of Native American efforts to defend their homeland, first, from the encroachments of the French and English colonial empires, and, second, from those of the new American…

Explore the History of “Ohio’s Little Smokies.” Full of salt licks, the rugged hills and narrow creek bottoms of Shawnee Forest have long made it a popular hunting ground. The Moundbuilders and Shawnee of old, as well as the descendants of…

The 1930s mark one of the most important decades in Shawnee State Forest’s history. With unemployment rates as high as 25% nationally, and even higher in some cities, the Great Depression provided the impetus for a major expansion of state-owned…

Explore the history depicted in Portsmouth’s famous floodwall murals. This tour covers some 2,000 years of history at the confluence of the Scioto and Ohio Rivers, from the ancient Adena and Hopewell to the workers at Williams Shoe factory in…

Southern Ohio, in the minds of many Americans, was part of a larger "Promised Land," whose settlement followed quickly on the heels of the United States' victory over the alliance of Indian nations at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794. The…

Explore points of interest along Ohio’s Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail. In 2007, the Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail became part of Ohio’s Scenic By-Ways program. Explore some of the trail’s many points of interest as you drive through…

The sectional conflict between the slave states of the South and the free states and territories of the North deeply shaped the history of southern Ohio. Antislavery southerners and northerners were drawn to the region because of its ban on slavery.…

This tour of historic photos from the famed Carl Ackerman Collection celebrates the City of Portsmouth’s Bicentennial. Beginning in the fall of 2014 and stretching through the spring of 2015, Portsmouth residents will celebrate the 200th…