Shaker Historical Society

We inspire people to engage in and celebrate the Shaker Heights story and its impact on the region… past, present, and future.


No matter what time of year, we are always looking forward to welcoming you.

We are open Wed-Friday 11am-5pm and Sundays 2-5pm. We are also open the first Saturday of every month 12-5pm. Closed Holidays. 


For Group Tours, please call ahead 216-921-1201 or 800-860-6078 (toll-free).

Our historic building is not entirely ADA accessible, but most of our exhibits are on the main floor of the house with its entrance and parking at the back of the museum facing the garage. Cyclists may park their bikes at racks near the main entrance, which is at the back of the building. Thanks to a National Parks Service grant with additional funding from the Ohio History Connection, and in-kind services from ClevelandDraw and Paul Hummer Paving, an ADA ramp and designated handicapped parking space is now completed. Please note there is no ADA bathroom.

Pedestrians may reach us from Cleveland by the Shaker Rapid (now RTA) green line to Lee Road. From there it is a short walk north toward the Shaker gates and then right along either Shaker Blvd (to our pedestrian entrance) or to South Park Blvd then right. Our property goes between Shaker Blvd and South Park Blvd.



General Admission:         $5

Ages 6-12                          $3

Under 6                             Free

We accept cash, checks and the usual credit and debit cards. OHC and SHS members enjoy free admission to tour the museum, art gallery or visit the library by appointment. Special programs may require an entrance fee for members as well.


The tour is self-guided with an introductory video. Staff or volunteers are always at hand to answer questions as you go at your own pace. If you would like a guided tour or a special lecture or program, please contact us in advance. Additional charges may apply depending on your needs.



All terms are subject to change, so feel free to call us or email in advance of your visit.





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