Hubby - like most men I know - watches three channels on cable: National Geographic, ESPN and The History Channel. I can't tell you how sick I am of history! But when I saw one of the Daily Deal sites offering a 2 for 1 on the Civil War Tour - I had to grab it.
Gangster Tour - which Larry is now very excited about as well. Other tours include a Queen City Underground and Haunted Tours in October (again - I think we're going to be regulars here.) The girl at the counter said they're also working on a Dessert Tour (ala Columbus Food Adventures).
Side plug - If you like food and have a Saturday to kill - go to Columbus for a tour - it's a fantastic deal and a lot of fun!
It's a sad state to see so many buildings boarded up. There's a vote going on with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and OTR is in the running. There's $25,000 at stake! All you have to enter is an email and a zipcode and you can vote. The tour folks said that OTR will use the money to help save buildings from being torn down...I voted and seriously - it took three minutes total - take the time and vote!
@americanpicker). A violin shop in the middle of all this - nice.
Memorial Hall - the city was going to tear down this building! Then some folks got together and put forth an effort to save it. Now they have concerts and other gatherings - heck you can even get married here!
Ides of March here. Even he was shocked at how something this cool is so hidden!
go on the tour!
Beautiful stuff inside.
And a flying pig!
Larry and I decided to be fancy and sit in the box seats...more leg room.
Old St. Mary's Church. This was a really pretty courtyard tucked away next to the entrance.
Also a side note of fun - while walking to this site - one of the tour guides came up to me and asked if I was the food blogger (I had mentioned it to another guide when talking about the vote). He said a friend of his is a huge fan of Food Hussy!!! His friend had sent him my blog on a number of occasions and he wondered if he could call his friend and have me talk to him. I was cracking up - a real "celebrity" moment! He even looked at Larry and said, "Oh is THIS the hubby?" I called and left a message for him - so if you're out there - post a message here and let me know if you got my message! (I think his name was Rich - can't remember - so much information that day.)
Inside - wow. This is a church! Stunning.
Why Should You Go? If you - or someone you love - likes history - it's a must-see tour. We learned a lot while walking through OTR. We had a group of about 80-90 people and it was really enjoyable. American Legacy Tours does a great job - they're very knowledgeable and fun & interesting guys!