Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society

10825 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106-1703

call: 216.721.5722, ext. 286

The Cleveland History Center houses exhibits that tell the story of Northeast Ohio through items, documents and artifacts. Through the use of the Western Reserve Historical Society’s extensive collections, the Cleveland History Center provides the public with a much-needed sense of place in today’s mobile society. Each document and artifact tells a story that personally engages individuals, young and old to make these stories come alive. 

From the very first map of Cleveland to LeBron James’ championship shoes, journey through Cleveland’s history from 1796 to today, with the extensive collection and interactive exhibits at the Cleveland History Center. Ride on the restored Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, walk through two historic mansions, experience the evolution of the automobile in Cleveland and the world in the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, and discover why Cleveland is Mad For Plaid. Cleveland Starts Here®. Cleveland Starts with You!


Tues-Sun: 10am to 5pm | Monday: Closed

  • Last carousel ride is at 4:45pm.
  • Closed the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
  • Open Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day


  • WRHS Members and Active Military – Free
  • Adults – $10.00
  • Seniors –  $9.00
  • Veterans – $7.00
  • Children (ages 3-12) – $5.00
  • Children 2 and under – Free

Parking($): Parking lot is located behind the Cleveland History Center, off Magnolia Drive.  Rates vary.

Discount rates available for groups of 12 or more, contact to make your reservation.

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