CHC Plan Your Visit Details


Plan Your Visit

 Thursdays 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


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Ticket Information

Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased at
Tickets are also available for purchase upon arrival.  

The Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel is now open for rides.  Carousel rides are included with each admission purchase.  

CLICK HERE to download an updated museum map.

When can members reserve tickets?

Members may make reservations if their membership account is active. To verify, renew or upgrade membership levels, email  or call 216-721-5722 x 1404

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.

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.  Additionally, the air handlers in the Cleveland History Center have been updated with Merv-13 filters.  Merv-11 & Merv-13 are the level of filters that filter out most air-borne viruses.

Is the museum mandating face coverings?

Masks are recommended but NOT required.

When is the Cleveland History Center open?

Hours are Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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:

Porsche 911: The Evolution of an Icon

Black Moses: The Art of Rev. Albert Wagner

Dressed for the Job: Clevelanders in Uniform

Partnerships, Portraits, and the Power of Photojournalism: Black History According to Allen E. and Frances T. Cole

Carl & Louis Stokes Making History

Cleveland Starts Here® sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

Women and Politics | Empowered to Vote, Empowered to Lead, presented by PNC

See the full list of current open exhibitions here


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. 

Where may I get something to eat or drink?

Bottled beverages and pre-packaged snacks and candy are available for purchase in the CHC Museum Store.

The museum encourages you to eat before or after visiting. For Uptown dining options, please refer to the Dining page on University Circle Incorporated’s website.  

Are there special guidelines for touring the property?

Keeping safe distances between parties is recommended. Masks are not required but are 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 everyone.

Connect Online

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.