Reminder: With the end of the holiday season, the museum will revert to regular hours and will be closed Mondays, beginning January 7th.

River City History Tours

The past comes alive during The Durham Museum’s River City History Tours, historically accurate and entertaining tours that share the fascinating history of Omaha! Explore the city’s vibrant past aboard Ollie the Trolley and hear stories from knowledgeable tour guides. These driving tours aboard Ollie the Trolley begin and end at the The Durham Museum.

Private River City History Tours

Available year-round for groups of up to 42
Grab your friends, co-workers or family members and hit the streets for a private River City History tour. Pick your date and time (subject to availability) and the tour of your choice and have the whole trolley to yourself!


For both public and private tours, select from seven choices, each offering a unique viewpoint into the early years of the city. For more information on reserving your space on a public tour or scheduling a private tour, please contact The Durham Museum Education Department at 402-444-5027 or

New Tour in 2018: The Great Escape: Exploring Omaha’s Historic Theaters!

Enhanced Tours with Historic Photos:  Guests aboard Gritty City, On Tap!, Expositions to Jazz Musicians and The Great Escape will be able to flip through historic photos from The Durham Museum Photo Archive on tablets during the tour to enhance the experience.  These guests will also receive a coupon for 10% off any single purchase of digital photographs from
The Durham’s Photo Archive.

Meet our Tour Guides


Coming Soon – 2019 Public River City History Tour Dates!