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
Update 4/17 **PRIVATE RIVER CITY HISTORY TOURS HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**
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!
RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
For both public and private tours, select from six choices, each offering a unique viewpoint into the early years of the city. You can register online for a public tour below. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
New This Year! Remember the Ladies Tour
When learning about the founding of Omaha, we often hear the stories of Grenville Dodge, the Kountze Brothers, and Edward Creighton amongst many other male founders. However, in the words of United States First Lady, Mrs. Abigail Adams we must “remember the ladies”. Hop on a trolley tour with us in honor of the founding ladies of Omaha including real-estate businesswoman, Mrs. Catherine B. Nash, the National Printing Company’s, Rose Rosicky, and the successful businesswoman and owner of one of early Omaha’s brothels, Anna Wilson. This tour will take you to several historic buildings, areas and businesses that were owned and/or ran by early Omaha women as well as the still-standing buildings that employed hundreds of women in fields including manufacturing, railroading, and entertainment.
Tours run 1-1/2 to 2 hours long depending on the tour.
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