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Eat lunch under the sun, check out what’s playing on the video board, or take part in the multitudes of free programming including music, movies and special events. Presiding over Fountain Square is the historic Tyler Davidson Fountain, dedicated in 1871 to the people of Cincinnati.
Amenities at the Square:
- Restaurants & bars
- Free wi-fi through the Connect Cincinnati app
- Public restrooms
History of the Fountain
Fountain Square has a rich heritage as the center of Cincinnati’s civic, social, and commercial life.
When the Tyler Davidson Fountain was dedicated in 1871, Fountain Square was simply a wide esplanade down the middle of Fifth Street. In 1970, the Square was redesigned for better traffic flow, and the fountain was moved to the south end of the plaza.
In 2000, the fountain was cleaned, restored and rededicated. In 2006, as one of three key projects to revitalize the center city, Fountain Square was renovated to reclaim its place as the heart of Cincinnati’s public life and to become a catalyst for downtown rebirth.