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!


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.


Non-flash photography is permitted in the museum. Tag us in your photos on Facebook and Instagram @shakerhistory!


Plan Your Visit


Wednesday-Friday: 11am - 5pm

Sunday: 2pm - 5pm

1st Saturday of every month: 12pm - 5pm


The museum is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and all federal holidays.


For Group Tours, please call ahead 216-921-1201 or 800-860-6078 (toll-free). The first floor of the museum is accessible by ADA ramp. Learn more about the museum's accessibility.

Directions & Parking


General Admission: $5

Ages 6-12: $3

Under 6: Free

Ohio History Connection Members: Free

Shaker Historical Society Members: Free

Group tours are subject to additional fees.


We accept cash, checks, and the usual credit and debit cards. Ohio Historical Society members and Shaker Historical Society members enjoy free admission to tour the museum, art gallery, or visit the library by appointment. Learn more about becoming an SHS member or OHC member.


Special programs may require an entrance fee for members as well.

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.


Parking is available in the lot behind the museum. Cyclists may park their bikes at racks near the main entrance. Drivers may park facing the garage. A designated handicapped parking space is located near the ADA ramp and entrance. If the lot is full, visitors may park on the north side of South Park Blvd (opposite the museum).


The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families have decided to cancel the summer 2020 free admission program. The Shaker Historical Society is proud to be a Blue Star Museum and we look forward to welcoming active military members and their families in 2021!