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Events & Tours

Experience the rich history of the Rookwood Pottery Company with events and guided tours!

Fridays in the Factory

Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Rookwood  

Since the first pieces were pulled from the kiln on Thanksgiving Day in 1880, our artists have continued Rookwood’s 140-year tradition of transforming earthen materials into works of art. Come join us in the studio to go behind-the-scenes and experience the magic behind Rookwood, our rich history and the evolution of style and color that is Rookwood today. Our resident historian, George, will take you through our 88,000 square foot production facility to see our artists handcrafting pottery and architectural tile right before your eyes, while sharing step-by-step how each piece is made.   

Reserve Your Tickets 

Tour Times: Times: Each Friday at 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Ticket Details: Tours are limited to 15 guests. Tickets are $10 and can be used as a credit in our showroom on qualifying purchases of $25 or more the day-of your tour.

Location: Rookwood – OTR Flagship Store 1920 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 

For the health and safety of our team, as well as you and your loved ones, we have aligned our studio and showroom following CDC guidelines and ask that everyone who attends the tour wear a mask inside and adhere to safe distancing for the duration. Hand sanitizer will be provided at numerous stations throughout.  Please wear closed-toed shoes to your tour as you will explore where production is in process.

We can’t wait to show you around!

 For groups of 15 or more, please email to schedule your tour Tuesday-Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.