The Price Hill Historical Society & Museum was formed to preserve the history of a unique area in the western hills of Cincinnati, Ohio. Once reached by an incline that carried passengers and cargo up the steep slope, Price Hill promised fresh air, suburban living, and tree-shaded walks. Today, the chiming bells of the trolley cars may be a distant memory, but Price Hill retains much of its turn-of-the-century charm. We celebrate the people, the neighborhood, and the history of Price Hill by publishing books, presenting community events, and serving as a resource to anyone who wants to know more about our history. Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, except January, February, June, and July, in our headquarters on Warsaw Avenue at 7:00 pm.


The Society is open, and we will continue our regular open times on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 pm to 4 pm. Volunteers are in the building at these times, ready to help you with your questions and research. We are asking all visitors to wear masks and allow us to take your temperature with a touch-less forehead thermometer. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you. Any volunteers dealing with the public will also wear masks. We will also have hand sanitizer and tissues available for your use.  We are following the Ohio Department of Health's guidelines to come up with responsible and workable initiatives and procedures so that we can once again welcome guests into our building, while ensuring that everyone who comes in will stay safe and healthy.

You can always call ahead at 513-251-2888 to check that someone is in the building who can help you with your needs. We also ask that you make a specific appointment if you would like a tour of the building and museum. Group tours with be given only with an appointment and will be limited to 4 guests at one time.

Unfortunately, we will not have general membership meetings on the first Wednesday of each month until conditions change that will allow us to do so. Newsletters will still be published monthly to keep you informed.


The building that houses our collections of documents, photographs, and artifacts is almost 100 years old, and it needs repairs and renovations to keep it standing and serving as the repository of Price Hill's history. Our 30th Anniversary Fund Drive has been very successful thus far. We are deeply grateful for people all over the country who sent donations. We are VERY close to reaching $30,000 for this fund, which seems to be the perfect goal for our thirtieth anniversary. If you have not done do, please donate now. If you have donated, please consider donating a little more yourself or asking friends to donate to help us reach new goal, which at the beginning of the drive seemed impossible and out of reach.


(1) To make a donation by check, click HERE to print the donation form and send it to PHHS, P.O. Box 7020, Cincinnati, OH 45205 with your check. 

(2) To make a donation online, click the Donate button below. Please indicate how to list the name for your donation using the "Add special directions
to seller" field for credit cards or the "Add a note" field for Paypal.

Thank you for helping to fund our mission to preserve Price Hill History!


Three Parts of One Neighborhood

East Price Hill covers 3 square mile, and has over 15,000 residents, according to the 2010 census. The region contains part of Mt. Echo Park, Wilson Commons and Olden View Park (all with stunning views of downtown and the river) as well as all of Glenway Woods, Glenway Park, Dempsey Playground and Mayfield Park. Its main streets are Glenway, Warsaw, and Elberon Avenues, as well as West 8th Street. Schools include Holy Family School, Rees E. Price Academy, Roberts Academy, and St. Lawrence School. In addition, East Price Hill is home to Cincinnati Christian University. New growth in the Incline District, anchored by the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, brings new attention and vitality to the area.

Lower Price Hill is in the river valley to the southwest, comprising 0.57 square miles. It was known as Eighth and State until recently, getting that name from the major intersection at its center. The 2010 Census lists the population as 1217. The region includes part of Mount Echo Park, and the Lower Price Hill Historic District. The Lower Price Hill Historic District is a registered historic district, listed in the National Register on November 15, 1988. It is roughly bounded by West Eighth Street, State Street, Burns Street, and English Street. It is located just across the railroad tracks to the west of downtown Oyler is a community school serving students from preschool to grade 12.

West Price Hill covers 2.75 square miles and contains over 15,000 residents, according to the 2010 census. The region includes Rapid Run Park (which has some of the best snow-sledding slopes in Cincinnati), the Dunham Recreation Complex (which includes the Dunham Senior Center), Hendy Memorial Park, Miles Edwards Park, and Bruening Park. The area's main streets include Glenway and Sunset Avenues, Guerley, and Ferguson Roads, and Cleves-Warsaw Pike. A thriving business district centers on Prout's Corner at Glenway and Guerley, home of the iconic Price Hill Chili. Just up Glenway from Prout's Corner, is the renovated Covedale Cinema, which has become the headquarters for Cincinnati Landmark Productions.