Plan Your Visit
Thursdays 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased at cletix.com.
Tickets are also available for purchase upon arrival.
The Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel is now open for rides Saturdays and Sundays. Carousel rides are included with each admission purchase.
CLICK HERE to download an updated museum map.
When can members reserve tickets?
Please present your membership card with your ID and tickets. Tickets are nontransferable.
When can the general public reserve tickets?
How do I reserve my tickets?
Reserve tickets online HERE.
Visitors should review the museum’s new guidelines prior to their visit.
Plan Your Cleveland History Center Visit
What is the CHC doing to improve my safety?
WRHS’s top priority is the safety of its visitors, volunteers, and staff. To deliver a low-contact, high-quality visitor experience, the institution developed an internal task force and consulted with health authorities and peer institutions across the country to establish coronavirus protocols and site-specific safety measures. This includes enhanced daily cleaning, antibacterial solution stations throughout the museum, and promoting social distancing.
Is the museum mandating face coverings?
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, WRHS has followed State of Ohio and CDC guidance to
develop policies for the health and safety of our team, vendors, consultants, volunteers, interns, and
guests. Guidance from the State, CDC, and a host of health and safety organizations is changing daily.
For the current WRHS Mask Policy, click here.
When is the Cleveland History Center open?
Hours are Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Beginning June 3, 2021, the museum will also be open Thursdays 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where should I park, and how will I pay my fee?
Parking is available in the museum’s adjacent parking lot located off Magnolia Drive.
Parking fees may be paid “in lane” upon exit using a credit card.
WRHS Members receive discounted flat rate parking at $5 per vehicle. Members can pay inside, near the exit, before leaving.
Where and how do I enter the building?
You may enter the building through the Reinberger entrance adjacent to the CHC Parking Lot located off Magnolia Drive. You may also enter from the main doors located off of East Boulevard.
Members, please present your membership card with your ID and tickets. Tickets are nontransferable.
Wayfinding signage and staff will assist visitors in navigating their experience.
Is my ticket valid all day? Am I able to leave and return?
Your ticket is valid all day, and you are able to leave and return on the same day only.
What amenities and sites will be open?
CLICK HERE to download an updated museum map.
Visitors to the Cleveland History Center can expect to safely explore:
- Cleveland Starts Here® sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation
- The Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel (Saturdays & Sundays only)
- Carl & Louis Stokes Making History
- Women and Politics | Empowered to Lead, Empowered to Vote, presented by PNC
- Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum including current exhibitions:
What amenities and sites will be closed?
The museum store and café, and coat room remain closed at this time.
Due to changing galleries, the Hay-McKinney Mansion and Norton Gallery are closed to the public until further notice.
Where may I store my personal items?
The museum recommends leaving any valuable items at home. Please leave coats, umbrellas, backpacks, and any other items that would need to be stored in your vehicle. There is no coat check and these items are not permitted in the museum.
The Cleveland History Center is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
If the café and museum store are closed, where may I get something to eat or drink?
The museum encourages you to eat before or after visiting. For Uptown dining options, please refer to the on University Circle Incorporated’s website.
Are there special guidelines for touring the property?
Keeping safe distances between parties is recommended. Signage will be posted throughout the museum indicating safe distances and wayfinding that optimizes the experience for all visitors.
Staff will monitor the galleries, bathrooms, and elevators, helping to ensure a comfortable and safe experience for all.
In addition to on-site visitation, the Cleveland History Center will continue to offer virtual experiences and programs so that at-home visitors can connect with us while social-distancing protocols remain in place. History@Home offers an abundance of online resources and activities to access the museum’s collections and includes virtual events and programs.