Welcome to the Unholy Toledo Tour!

Are you ready for the inside story of Toledo’s unholiest gangsters, our infamous "Tenderloin" district, and our city's most notorious gambling halls — all from the comfort of your own vehicle?


Get ready for a unique trip back in time where you will:

  • WITNESS…Toledo as it was during the "unholy" years.

  • STAKE OUT…the hot spots and hit spots.

  • INVESTIGATE…historically accurate accounts of the exploits of the Licavoli Gang, Jack Kennedy, Jimmy Hayes, and a cast of characters — major and minor, good and bad!

  • EXPLORE…the excitement of Toledo from World War I through the Prohibition Era to the end of World War II.

  • ENJOY…a journey into our past as we cruise the Glass City in search of the old hoodlum haunts, brothels, gambling dens, and sites of gangland shootouts.


Grab your friends and family, pack a few snacks, and hop in your car for this DIY Tour. Your web-enabled smartphone or tablet will serve as your storytelling guide. The first two stops of the Unholy Toledo Tour are free to preview. For all other tour stops, please join our members-only club and securely purchase a $10 online subscription. Once you've subscribed - you can enjoy this tour as often as you wish.


Our self-guided tour is about 20 miles in length, consists of 18 stops, and takes about two hours to complete. Always pull over and make sure your vehicle is out of the way of traffic when viewing the tour presentations. All of the roads used are public and traffic on some can be fairly heavy. Use caution, especially when pulling into traffic or slowing for a stop. Obey all posted speed limits and traffic regulations. Distracted driving is dangerous, DO NOT USE THIS TOUR WHILE DRIVING.  Caution: Buses and RVs should not attempt Stop 13 on this tour. The roads are too narrow and include low clearances.

Make sure you check out our store after your tour and pick up some Unholy Toledo Tour swag! And don't forget our other tours at holytoledohistory.com.

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