River City History Tours

The past comes alive during River City History Tours at The Durham Museum! River City History Tours are historically accurate, entertaining and share the fascinating history of Omaha. Explore the city’s vibrant past aboard Ollie the Trolley and hear stories from knowledgeable tour guides. Select from six unique tours, including our new tour: Remember the Ladies: The Women of Early Omaha.

Please note: Ollie the Trolley has taken special precautions to keep you safe from COVID 19.  Trolleys are sanitized before every reservation, along with applying a disinfectant fog treatment.

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!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

For both public and private tours 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 education@durhammuseum.org.


Meet our Tour Guides

Tours vary in length from 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Register for TOURS

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UPCOMING TOURS

Oct
3
Sun

SOLD OUT! Millionaires and Mansions North Tour

Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

River City History TourRiver City History Tour: Millionaires & Mansions – North Gold Coast

Explore the neighborhoods north of Dodge Street in mid-town Omaha. Along the way, learn about the Mercer Mansion, Joslyn Castle and the Louis Nash residence. The trolley will take visitors to see many stately homes in the original “West Omaha.”

Select the burgundy ticket icon above to register.

Learn more about River City History Tours or check out the Full Schedule of Tours »
Meet Your Tour Guides »

Have questions? Please call The Durham Museum Education Department at 402-444-5027 or email education@durhammuseum.org.

 

Oct
10
Sun

SOLD OUT! Remember the Ladies Tour

Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

River City History TourRiver City History Tour: Remember the Ladies

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. Stop by the site of Anna Wilson’s brothel, one of Omaha’s first controversial businesswomen. Drive through Omaha’s previous “Red Light District” and learn about Omaha’s prostitution ring including the cribs that Josie Washburn mentions in her book as the “worst feature of the district.” Learn about how Omaha was an important city in the Women’s Suffrage Movement that included visits from Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and how women helped build our city’s businesses, entertainment, charity and politics.

Select the burgundy ticket icon above to register.

Learn more about River City History Tours or check out the Full Schedule of Tours »
Meet Your Tour Guides »

Have questions? Please call The Durham Museum Education Department at 402-444-5027 or email education@durhammuseum.org.

 

Oct
17
Sun

Parks and Boulevards Tour

Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

River City History TourRiver City History Tour: Parks and Boulevards

Did you know that Omaha, or “River City,” developed a beautiful parks and boulevard system beginning in the late 1800s? In fact, much of this system remains today linking popular parks like Elmwood and Hanscom with gorgeous tree-lined streets such as Happy Hollow and Lincoln Boulevard. This tour will take you along the path these developers laid out so many years ago.

Select the burgundy ticket icon above to register.

Learn more about River City History Tours or check out the Full Schedule of Tours »
Meet Your Tour Guides »

Have questions? Please call The Durham Museum Education Department at 402-444-5027 or email education@durhammuseum.org.

 

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