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Cleveland History Center

The Lower Crawford Gallery is under renovation and currently unavailable.

The Cleveland History Center houses exhibits that tell the story of Northeast Ohio through items, documents, and artifacts from a variety of collections. Through the use of its vast and varied collections in the areas of family history, community history, entrepreneurship, and technological innovation, Cleveland History Center provides the public with a much-needed sense of place in today’s mobile society, and a base for learning about invention and ingenuity that can be transferred into modern economic expansion.

A visit to the Cleveland History Center ignites a lifelong curiosity about Northeast Ohio’s rich heritage and establishes a starting point for visitors to begin cultivating their own chapter in the ever-evolving story of our region. These stories come alive through our collections, exhibits, and signature events.

Visit Cleveland History Center at a discount with CirclePass, University Circle's multi-attraction ticket!


  • Adults - $15.00
  • Seniors (62+) - $13.00
  • Veterans - $12.00
  • College Student (with ID) - $10.00
  • Children (3-12) - $8.00
  • Children 2 and under - Free
  • WRHS Members - Free
  • Active Military - Free

Parking Rates:

  • 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.


Museums & Galleries

1. Cleveland Botanical Garden

2 minute walk
Visit Cleveland Botanical Garden at a discount with CirclePass, Universi...

Music, Performance & Film

1. Cleveland Institute of Music Kulas Hall

5 minute walk
Located at the world-renowned Cleveland Institute of Music, the 535-seat...

2. Cleveland Institute of Music Mixon Hall

5 minute walk
Located at the world-renowned Cleveland Institute of Music, the 235-seat...

3. Center for Arts-Inspired Learning

5 minute walk
In more than 60 years, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (formerly Y...

Universities & Libraries

1. Cleveland Institute of Music

5 minute walk
Since its founding in 1920, CIM has offered a world-class education to s...

2. Eleanor Squire Library at Cleveland Botanical Garden

5 minute walk
The Eleanor Squire Library is a circulating library specializing in hort...

3. Research Library at the Cleveland History Center

< 1 minute walk
The Research Library collections include published resources (250,000 bo...

4. Institute for Creative Leadership

4 minute walk
Based in Northeast Ohio, Institute for Creative Leadership (ICL) is one ...

Shopping and Retail

1. Cleveland History Center Gift Store

< 1 minute walk
The museum store features items relative to Cleveland or made in Clevela...

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