Cleveland History Center


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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 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!

Our exhibits include:

Cleveland Starts Here®

 Crawford Auto-Aviation MuseumEuclid Beach Park Grand Carousel

Mad For Plaid |Carl & Louis Stokes Making History 

 Kidzibits Playzone | Research LibraryBingham-Hanna & Hay-McKinney Mansions


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Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel

Take a ride on the restored 1910 Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel at the Cleveland History Center.

2 rides are included with the price of general admission!

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“I’ve been to a lot of museums and you have one of the best area for kids (and museum additions for kids) to keep them entertained and really get them to enjoy history. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been in a historical museum that has catered to making sure the children had a great time as well, simply wonderful job!”  

– Allison Sword, Travelzoo Local Inc.